Newsmaker Saturday: Dr. Cara Christ & Rebecca Ryan

This week on Newsmaker Saturday John Hook speaks with the Director of Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Cara Christ, about her decision to leave the agency. We also speak with economist Rebecca Ryan about remote working and its impact on the economy.

Explainer: Arizona tenants' struggles are high rent, aid slowdown

About $289 million of the assistance is being distributed by Arizona’s Department of Economic Security’s emergency rental program to 12 of the state’s smaller rural counties. But the agency acknowledges so far only about $7.3 million of that has gone to 1,715 approved applicants.

House votes to raise Arizona’s low unemployment pay

Arizona’s weekly unemployment pay is the 2nd lowest in the nation, above only Mississippi’s $235, and would increase to $320 under Republican Senate President Karen Fann’s proposal.