Governor Doug Ducey

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AZ Resilient: Connected Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey is urging the Legislature to strongly support his proposal to invest more than $40 million in a dramatic expansion of broadband in rural Arizona. “Reliable, high-speed internet is crucial for health care, public safety, education and economic development,” said Governor Ducey. “The broadband investments from our budget will decrease the cost of

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Governor Ducey Delivers State Of The State Address, Outlines 2021 Priorities

Governor Doug Ducey today delivered the State of the State address in a live broadcast to the opening session of the 55th Arizona state legislature and the people of Arizona. The Governor outlined his vision for 2021, focusing on the continued fight against COVID-19, the distribution of the vaccine, prioritizing K-12 education, creating jobs and

COVID-19

Ducey rejects new COVID-19 limit, as models foresee swamped hospitals

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey again rejected calls for tougher statewide COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday in the face of what experts called a pending “catastrophe,” opting instead for more funding for nurses and more pleas for personal responsibility. Ducey also ordered insurance companies to cover the costs of COVID-19 vaccinations, which could arrive in the state as

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Arizona Recognizes Native American Heritage Month

Governor Doug Ducey declared November 2020 Native American Heritage Month in Arizona to recognize the historical, cultural and economic contributions of Native Americans and the 22 tribal communities across the state. “Native American communities play a critical role in the growth and prosperity of our state,” said Governor Ducey. “Arizona is enriched by the many

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Governor Ducey Announces New Communications Director

Governor Doug Ducey  announced that C.J. Karamargin will join his office as Director of Communications. Karamargin, a former journalist, long-time professional communicator and congressional staffer, will replace outgoing Communications Director Patrick Ptak, who announced Monday that he is departing for an opportunity with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Karamargin will begin November 30. From covering the

Education

Ducey defends decision to toughen rules to return to virtual schooling

The Ducey administration defended its decision Thursday to make it harder for Arizona schools to revert to virtual education, from in-person or hybrid schooling, in the face of surging COVID-19 cases. Gov. Doug Ducey said the decision to require that three different criteria are met – the old standard was just one of the three

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