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American Rescue Plan will provide much needed boost for Arizona

The American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Biden last week, is a major victory for Arizonans. A year into the pandemic, this legislation provides much-needed relief to struggling households and…

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 49,000 jobs in January, more…

Stop politicians from destroying Arizona’s future

Thousands of Arizonans are facing huge challenges  during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Many have lost their jobs or are working reduced hours, struggling to put food on the table. And many small businesses are…

HB2494/SB1301: Investing in a Healthy Workforce and Healthcare System for American Indians in Arizona

Ensuring that Arizonans have affordable, accessible health care is critical to recovering from the pandemic and the long-term success of our state’s economy. The COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate and devastating harm…

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…

Empty grocery store shelves in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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…

Let’s raise the economic power of all Arizonans

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