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Arizona in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to the U.S. and Arizona economy. Unemployment and underemployment remain high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. added lost 140,000 jobs in December, more…

Arizona in the time of COVID-19 – Housing Security

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting loss of income has put a real strain on the ability for many households in Arizona to make their rent or mortgage payments. Together with the inability to afford food and other…

Arizona in the time of COVID-19 – Food Access

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting loss of income has put a real strain on the ability for many households in Arizona to afford adequate food. Together with the inability to afford rent and other usual household expenses,…

Arizona in the time of COVID-19 – Household Expenses

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting loss of income has put a real strain on the ability for many households in Arizona to pay for their usual expenses. These include but are not limited to food, rent or mortgage payments,…

State of the State

This week, the Arizona legislature convenes for its 2021 session. They do so amidst a pandemic that has taken a devastating toll on millions of Arizonans across the state. Arizona has the worst infection rate in the country….

A To-Do List for Arizona Legislators

In 2021, the AZCenter is focused on policy change to help Arizona households weather and come back stronger from this pandemic and economic recession:  Indian Country Invest funds in tribal health facilities and infrastructure…

Tax dollars from the Cardinals should be funding Arizonans

The prospect of having Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and Larry Fitzgerald on the same offense combined with some strong off-season additions to the defense has many Arizona Cardinals’ fans excited for this week’s kick-off…

The Effect of Pandemic EBT on Measures of Food Hardship

In the spring of 2020, 55 million school-age children were not in school and tens of millions lost access to school-based nutrition assistance programs. To alleviate the effects of lost daily school meals and to help households…

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