Law & Government

Ducey mobilizes National Guard, ends restaurant dining to contain coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey has mobilized the National Guard to assist grocery stores and food banks, and has ordered bars and restaurants to limit service to dine-out and delivery in counties where there are confirmed cases of the illness.

Arizona approved for coronavirus emergency small business loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Thursday approved an economic injury disaster loan for Arizona requested by Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this week, opening the door for businesses to receive up to $2 million in financial assistance to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tempe joins Phoenix, Tucson in closing bars, restaurant dining rooms

Tempe is the latest city in Arizona to ban restaurants from dine-in service and to close bars, fitness centers and entertainment venues in an effort to mitigate the growing coronavirus outbreak. 

Coronavirus halts some immigration courts, but not in Arizona

Immigration courts across the country on Wednesday postponed most hearings through April 10, but courts in Arizona conducted business as usual, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Ducey: Arizona needs emergency coronavirus small business loans

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that he has sent a letter requesting a special emergency loan from the federal government for small businesses in Arizona that would help them in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Arizona lawmaker says cities should not mandate business closures

Republican Rep. Anthony Kern said he believes that cities should not be allowed to mandate when businesses are allowed to close and questions the validity of emergency measures taken by cities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Why won’t Republicans protect Arizonans from economic disaster?

If lawmakers end their work without assuring the economic security of the millions of Arizonans who are already seeing their lives upended by the coronavirus, it will be a gross abdication of their responsibility.

Coping with coronavirus, House allows for remote voting

For the first time in its history, the Arizona House of Representatives is allowing a limited number of lawmakers to vote on legislation even if they’re not at the Capitol. 

Phoenix, Tucson close bars, limit restaurant dining to stop coronavirus spread

The cities of Phoenix and Tucson have declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, shutting down bars and sharply limiting restaurant operations. 
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