economic benefits

COVID-19

COVID-19 relief would overhaul, boost aid for 1.5 million Arizona kids

As many as 1.5 million Arizona children could benefit from an expansion of the child tax credit that would mean monthly checks to parents of up to $300 per child if approved by Congress this week. The expansion is a little-discussed portion of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration’s sweeping pandemic relief bill that

Opinion

Opinion: Is the Government ‘Paying People Not to Work’? It’s Complicated

“We should never pay people not to work. We should try to help people get back to work.” This claim by Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas has been echoed across Capitol Hill in recent weeks as Congress debated whether to extend the $600-a-week unemployment benefit checks. The premise of this argument is that people made

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