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Budget

Securing Arizona’s Future: Governor Ducey Signs Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Governor, Legislature make historic investments in education, border security, infrastructure Governor Doug Ducey signed the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, a responsible package that pays down debt, secures our future and lays the foundation for even more growth — all while investing in the areas that matter most to Arizonans. “This landmark, bipartisan budget makes historic

Wildfires

10 ways NAU is making the West more resilient to wildfires

In 1985, federal firefighters responded to 82,591 fires in the United States, which burned a total of 2,896,417 acres. The total cost of suppressing those fires was almost $240 million.  In 2020, the number of fires had decreased by a third—but those fires were dramatically more severe. More than 10 million acres burned, and fire

Wildfires

Governor Ducey Signs $100 Million Bipartisan Wildfire Relief Package

Governor Doug Ducey signed a bipartisan relief package to support firefighters and safety officials as they battle wildfires, ensure Arizona communities have the resources necessary for post-fire disasters such as flooding and reduce the risk from future wildfires. The $100 million package passed with strong bipartisan support during a legislative special session called by the

Wildfires

Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020

As bad as last year’s record-shattering fire season was, the western U.S. starts this year’s in even worse shape. The soil in the West is record dry for this time of year. In much of the region, plants that fuel fires are also the driest scientists have seen. The vegetation is primed to ignite, especially

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