Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ will leave her position on August 27 for a leadership role with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
"Our hearts are with everyone who has been impacted by this virus, directly or indirectly. Today, thanks to the miracle of modern science, we have something we didn’t have last year: a vaccine."
The Visit Arizona Initiative will use the American Rescue Plan money to help the tourism sector of the state’s economy to prosper and “continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic,” Doug said in a statement.
Ducey’s decision on lawmaker expenses came two years after he vetoed similar legislation that would have boosted the expense pay of all 90 lawmakers.
The move by the Republican governor is designed to prevent insurance premiums paid by businesses from soaring. And it came on the same week that an extra $300 per week in pay for unemployed workers will stop under a Ducey order designed to force people to return to work.
Ducey signed bills banning state or local governments from requiring training in “critical race theory” and shielding small business owners from paying any of the 3.5% income tax surcharge voters approved in November.
Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2906 on Friday, which prevents government entities from requiring employees to undergo training that would suggest that they are “inherently racist, sexist or oppressive."
The NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns is stirring up a little bit of competition among the governors of Wisconsin and Arizona – as well as the cities of Milwaukee and Phoenix.
Progressive groups that convinced voters last year to raise taxes on the wealthy to boost school funding have filed paperwork to block big new tax cuts enacted by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey this week.
The Republican governor said some of the orders would remain in place until legislation takes effect in 90 days -- including those preventing cities, towns and counties from issuing orders for businesses that are more stringent than those Ducey issues.
Arizona law enforcement will gain assistance with Idaho State Police troopers to stop illegal drugs from crossing the border.
All but one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew members died on June 30, 2013, while fighting the lightning-caused Yarnell Hill Fire.
Governor Doug Ducey has signed a $12.8 billion state budget that includes a tax cut plan and investments in education and other areas.
The Republican-controlled Legislature sent a contentious sex education bill that was previously vetoed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey back to his desk after it was stripped of language he objected to that would have prevented young children from being taught how to avoid or report sexual abuse.
Gov. Ducey called the bill he signed at the Capitol an important step in bringing relief to rural communities that have been impacted by a series of wildfires this year.
Last week, Abbott and Ducey issued a letter seeking help from their fellow governors, claiming that the administration of President Joe Biden “has proven unwilling or unable” to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is visiting Nogales on Wednesday for the grand opening of a 60,000 square foot cooler facility. Ducey said he wants to highlight the state's trade partnership with Mexico. He is also scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion on the economy.
Under Ducey's order, students also cannot be forced to submit COVID-19 vaccine documentation or be tested in order to participate in learning.
Gov. Doug Ducey formally called for the special session after announcing last week during a tour of two large fires burning in south-central Arizona that he planned the session to focus on the issue.
Ducey planned to take an aerial tour of the two fires, be briefed by fire officials and visit a Red Cross shelter for evacuees before holding a press conference, his office said.