CARES Act

Opinion

Opinion: Unemployment Fraud Cost America Billions in 2020

Imagine how many small businesses could have been saved or how many families given a significant boost with $36 billion. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as scam artists siphoned off $36 billion in unemployment benefits from hardworking Americans who were hurt by the economic lockdowns.  Sometimes this fraud becomes farcical. In one instance, the rapper Nuke Bizzle

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Announces $115 Million To Support Universities’ COVID-19 Response

Governor Doug Ducey today (12/30) announced $115 million for Arizona’s three public universities, an acknowledgement of the instrumental role they’ve played in the state’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. “Our universities continue to go the extra mile to fight the spread of COVID-19, protect our communities, and ensure students’ needs are met,”

Opinion

Opinion: Why Have Federal Unemployment Benefits Cost So Much More Than Expected?

The March 2020 CARES Act expanded unemployment benefits for millions of laid off workers, many of whom will benefit from program extensions into 2021 included in Congress’ new relief bill. Unofficial estimates suggest the latest extensions will cost $120 billion. That begs the question — how well did Congress’ scorekeepers do in projecting the cost of the opening

State

Governor Ducey Announces Latest Actions To Fight COVID-19, Increase Hospital Staffing

Governor Doug Ducey today announced a series of meaningful actions to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona, support our hospitals and frontline health care workers, and provide the state’s hard-hit restaurants with the resources needed to keep patrons and staff healthy. Speaking at the State Public Health Laboratory, Governor Ducey outlined measures to ensure

COVID-19

Arizona Investments To Fight COVID-19 And Support Arizonans

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona has surged resources to protect public health, stretch and strengthen the social safety net, provide support to Arizonans in need, and stabilize Arizona’s budget. These resources have helped people, businesses and institutions weather uncertainty and prioritize public health while blunting the worst impacts of the virus and the

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