Law & Government

What’s in the COVID-19 emergency aid bill for Arizona?

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency bill that President Donald Trump has signed, but what money and benefits will Arizonans see from the bill? 

Behemoth $2T COVID-19 aid bill clears U.S. House, heads to Trump

A $2 trillion bill to provide aid to American workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to become law following its passage in the U.S. House on Friday.

The State of Arizona v. Jodi Arias … and Juan Martinez

The case caption said, “State of Arizona v. Jodi Ann Arias,” but it might just as well have said “State of Arizona v. Juan M. Martinez.”

States given expired protective gear, workers ‘hoping for the best’

Arizona and other states are receiving old or expired medical supplies from the federal stockpile that are more likely to fail, including the N95 masks that are essential to protect health care workers from COVID-19.

AZ health officials to docs: Discourage COVID-19 testing

Arizona primary care providers are being told to discourage COVID-19 testing for most patients and to expect protective gear shortages, according to new guidelines issued Wednesday by the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

When should Arizona shelter in place? One model has an answer.

On Thursday, COVID-19 was confirmed to be in 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties officially deeming it to be “widespread” in the state, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Ducey orders increase in hospital beds to combat COVID-19

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Thursday that aims to increase the number of available hospital beds in the state by 50% in the next month weeks, including by requiring children’s hospitals treat patients up to the age of 21. 

COVID-19 pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to aid hospitals and states reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

AZ severely lacking hospital beds, ICUs, ventilators to fight COVID-19

Arizona is sorely lacking in hospital beds, intensive care unit facilities and ventilators needed to treat COVID-19 when hospitalization peaks in about six weeks, the state’s top public health official said Wednesday.

Hobbs says Brnovich opinion is ‘political grandstanding’

In a wholesale rejection of a legal opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich declaring her plan to halt in-person campaign filings because of COVID-19, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said the AG was engaging in “political grandstandnig” in the face of a pandemic.
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