Senate votes to end 2020 session, puts decision on recalcitrant House

The state Senate voted to adjourn sine die, likely bringing an effective end to the 2020 legislative session, even as recalcitrant House Republicans insisted on remaining in session.

McSally gave the worst possible excuse for telling cities they’re all alone

If you want to see a mesmerizing combination of desperation and ineptitude on display, just take a look at U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, who seems to reach new heights (or depths, maybe) every week. 

Health department resumes work with COVID-19 modeling team

After several days of criticism and scrutiny over its decision to part ways with a group of experts at Arizona universities that was forecasting possible outcomes of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Health Services has resumed its partnership with the modeling team.

What Arizona must do to protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19

Thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors are at serious risk of falling through the cracks: the incarcerated population. 

Can lessons from the Great Recession help states avoid budget disasters?

As they face massive budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic, states are looking for federal money to help stave off the kind of drastic cuts they enacted during the last economic downturn. 

UPDATED: Senate plans to end 2020 legislative session Friday, House will not

Senate President Karen Fann announced that her chamber will end the 2020 legislative session on Friday, though it’s unclear if the House of Representatives will follow suit.

McSally to Ariz. cities: The cavalry isn’t coming to help you

Martha McSally has the solution for Arizona cities that have seen a gaping hole blown in their budgets because of the coronavirus pandemic: Sit tight and hope that the federal government loosens the strings on a too-small pot of money that you can’t access.

Ducey’s eviction moratorium isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

For once, Arizona is not at the bottom of a ranking of the states. In fact, we are dead center of how states are dealing with rent, evictions, and court procedures during the pandemic

Ariz. lawmakers urge Congress: ‘Help rural America’ in next aid effort

Arizona lawmakers are calling on Congress to prioritize rural Americans in the next round of coronavirus legislation.

Some Arizona parents haven’t received federal unemployment aid

More than a 1,300 jobless Arizona parents who pay child support have had their federal unemployment weekly aid of $600 withheld
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