Arizona

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Acts On COVID-19 Measures In Schools

In alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services today (4/19/2021)  rescinded orders that direct K-12 schools to require masks. “Nearly 2 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with many teachers and school faculty now fully vaccinated after being some of the

Water

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government’s first-ever official shortage declaration and prompt cuts in Arizona and Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections

National

Biden balks at first chance to raise refugee cap from Trump-era lows

Refugee advocates were “deeply disappointed and frustrated” by the Biden administration’s failure Friday to reverse historically low Trump-era refugee limits this year, something then-candidate Joe Biden had promised to do. The White House said Biden remains committed to raising the cap to 62,500, the number outlined in the administration’s budget request last week, but decided

Sports betting

Governor signs tribal gaming compact, legalizes sports gambling in Arizona

After years of resistance from tribes around the state, Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2772 on Thursday, legalizing daily sports fantasy and sports betting in Arizona. The development comes on the heels of ratification of a revised Tribal-State Gaming Compact. “Today’s signing is the culmination of years of discussion and engagement among many diverse stakeholders, tribal

Taxes

Governor Ducey Signs Bipartisan, Unanimous Legislation Conforming Arizona’s Tax Code, Providing $600 Million In Tax Relief For Taxpayers And Small Businesses

Governor Doug Ducey today signed bipartisan, unanimous tax relief, aligning the state’s tax law with federal law and resulting in $600 million in savings for Arizona taxpayers. “Arizona taxpayers and small businesses were able to weather the unprecedented economic hardship last year during the pandemic in part to action taken by our federal partners,” said

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