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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 916,000 jobs in March, more evidence…

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Statement on Governor Ducey’s Termination of Temporary Unemployment Protections

Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced he would end temporary pandemic unemployment assistance. Rather than listening to workers, addressing root causes of unemployment, and enabling people to pursue jobs that provide…

Our chance to invest in a People First Economy for Arizona

Abundance and bounty are not words typically associated with a state known for its harsh desert landscape. But when it comes to Arizona’s public resources—for once—there is plenty. According to the Joint Legislative…

Family preparing for school during COVID-19 pandemic

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…

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…

Let’s raise the economic power of all Arizonans

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