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Arizona’s workers need unemployment insurance reform — now

In Arizona, as in much of the county, the economic shockwaves from COVID-19 have exacerbated vulnerabilities for workers. As businesses shutter and employees are sent home, the unemployment rate in Arizona rose to 12.6% in…

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Arizona Continues to Fall Behind in K-12 Education Funding – June 2020

Investing in Arizona’s public schools is an investment in Arizona’s future. Providing our public schools with the resources they need to hire and retain quality teachers, reduce class sizes, and provide students with…

Legislators should consider new revenue options for addressing state budget shortfall

The Arizona legislature has cut taxes every year but one since 1990 and all of those tax cuts combined have reduced state revenues by more than $5 billion when adjusted for inflation. Many of those tax cuts over the years…

Increase Food Assistance Now

Job loss and reductions to income related to COVID-19 have put a strain on family budgets. A new national survey from the Urban Institute found that 3 in 10 nonelderly adults have reduced spending on food, with nearly half…

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We Need to Protect Arizona’s Tenants

In 2018, before COVID-19 and its economic fallout, nearly 9 in 10 Arizonan households with extremely low incomes spent more than half of their income on housing—leaving little room for emergency expenses. Many low-income,…

Bridging the gaps to the COVID-19 response

Arizona should have people-driven policies and public investments to stabilize incomes, prevent job loss, provide for basic needs, and preserve state resources. While Congress and the state legislature have taken important…

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A People-Driven Economic Agenda During COVID-19

COVID-19’s rapid spread, the measures taken to contain it, and the uncertain duration of the crisis have sent shockwaves through the economy. As many businesses grind to a halt and workers are laid off, many economists…

Arizona Congressional Delegation Must Take Swift and Bold Action to Mitigate Economic Harms of COVID-19 Pandemic

MEDIA STATEMENT (Phoenix, Arizona) Thursday, March 19, 2020 The Arizona Center for Economic Progress calls upon Senators Sinema and McSally and the entire Congressional delegation from Arizona to take swift and bold action…

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