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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.

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. 

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.

First he called Mexicans ‘criminals,’ then he called COVID-19 the ‘Chinese virus’

First he called Mexicans criminals, and we spoke out. Then he banned the Muslims, and we spoke out.

Workers worry unemployment benefits don’t fit the COVID-19 economy

It was about noon this past Friday when Maria Valdez received a call from her boss.

Ducey, GOP governors calling for direct federal COVID-19 aid to states

Gov. Doug Ducey joined 20 other Republican governors in authoring a letter calling on Congress to include direct aid to states as part of their COVID-19 response plans.

‘Skinny’ budget with COVID-19 aid passes after weekend delay

The Arizona House of Representatives passed a so-called “skinny budget” that includes a $50 million aid package to assist victims of COVID-19 and others harmed by the pandemic. 

Senate ‘skinny’ budget with coronavirus relief stalls in House

The Arizona Senate passed a so-called “skinny budget” that includes a $50 million aid package to assist victims of the coronavirus and others harmed by the pandemic, but the House ended its work for the week before voting on a handful of the bills, leaving a bipartisan Senate budget deal in limbo. 

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.
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