PHOENIX – On Saturday, Governor Doug Ducey signed the state budget agreement, which includes $50 million for Arizona’s COVID-19 response. Ducey thanked Arizona legislators for the bipartisan budget package that was passed unanimously.
“I commend legislative leaders of both parties, and all the Republican and Democratic members who shaped and passed this package, for coming together, putting politics aside, and showing real leadership. It’s reflective of what we are seeing all across our state — Arizonans uniting to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives,” wrote Ducey in the bill signing letter. “Our job isn’t done with this package of budget bills. There will certainly be more work to do and many tough decisions ahead of us as we better understand the full impact of this crisis on our citizens and on our economy. But Arizona is once again showing what it means to come together and put the good of our citizens before partisanship or politics.”
Legislators passed the bill on March 23, and adjourned due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Lawmakers expect to reconvene in April.
Today I signed a bipartisan state budget agreement. Proactively addressing #COVID19 remains our top focus, and this bipartisan budget reflects that. It adds critical new resources—including $50M—for Arizonans who have had their lives turned upside down due to COVID-19. 1/
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) March 28, 2020