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Arizona Celebrates School Choice Week
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Arizona Celebrates School Choice Week

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey declared this week, January 24-30, 2021, Arizona School Choice Week to recognize the importance of ensuring families and students have access to learning options that best fit their unique needs. "Parents, teachers and education champions across the state have worked hard to make Arizona a leader in school choice," said Governor Ducey.  "Parents and families know the learning opportunities that will best fit their kids' needs, and there are a wide range of options throughout the state.  My thanks to all the education professionals, community leaders and families putting kids first and ensuring they have access to an education that will put them on the path to success." Governor Ducey’s Executive Budget, released earlier this month, invests $...
Arizona Governor Proposes to Invest for Rural broadband
Politics

Arizona Governor Proposes to Invest for Rural broadband

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey is urging the Legislature to strongly support his proposal to invest more than $40 million in a dramatic expansion of broadband in rural Arizona. “Reliable, high-speed internet is crucial for health care, public safety, education and economic development,” said Governor Ducey.  “The broadband investments from our budget will decrease the cost of commercial broadband development and accelerate high-speed connectivity to our rural communities.  This ensures that more Arizonans can connect to the digital tools that have become so essential.” Governor Ducey’s broadband proposal is a central element of the state spending plan announced on Jan. 15.  It includes investing $33.1 million to install broadband conduit and fiber from Flagstaff to the Ca...
Arizona Governor Ducey Announced Appointments
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Arizona Governor Ducey Announced Appointments

Governor Ducey Appoints Jeffrey Sklar, Lisa Abrams And Gary Cohen To The Pima County Superior Court PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of Jeffrey Sklar, Lisa Abrams and Gary Cohen to the Pima County Superior Court to fill the vacancies created by the appointment of Judge John Hinderaker to the United States District Court, District of Arizona and the retirement of Judges Gus Aragón and Leslie Miller. Jeffrey Sklar is a Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, where he has been a commercial litigator since 2010.  He represents businesses and business owners in various legal disputes, and he has experience in eminent domain, antitrust, receiverships, and bankruptcy law.  He also serves as outside general counsel to the Metropolitan Domestic Wate...
Arizona Governor Ducey Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Arizona Governor Ducey Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News)— Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Arizona today is proud to honor the memory and enduring influence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This year’s celebration of Dr. King’s legacy takes on added significance following the extraordinary challenges we confronted in 2020. “Dr. King devoted his life to equality, peace and justice.  He urged us to never lose hope in the face of adversity and always move forward despite the disappointments that come our way.  And he reminded us that violence can bring only temporary victories, never permanent peace. “At the threshold of what we all hope will be a bright new year, it’s worth recalling one of Dr. King’s most inspirational observations. ‘Darkness ca...
Arizona Governor Applauds Draft Decision For Resolution Copper Project
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Arizona Governor Applauds Draft Decision For Resolution Copper Project

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Ducey today welcomed two federal documents that represent a critical step forward for the Resolution Copper Project, a mine that will ensure a reliable supply up to one billion pounds of copper annually. "Arizona has a long history of responsible mining, showing that we can have a robust mining sector while protecting our environment and cultural history," said Governor Ducey.  "My thanks to the USDA Forest Service for their partnership on a project that will benefit our mining industry, mining professionals, and entire state." On June 2, 2020, Governor Ducey sent a letter to USDA Undersecretary Jim Hubbard urging the USDA to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scheduling process set forth in 2015.  Today the USDA Forest Service is...
Arizona Governor Ducey To Attend 2021 Presidential Inauguration
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Arizona Governor Ducey To Attend 2021 Presidential Inauguration

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) The Governor’s Office today announced Governor Doug Ducey will travel to Washington next week to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “In America, we believe in the peaceful transition of power.  It doesn't matter who you supported in the election — once the election is over, we put country before party.  Never has it been more important than right now to observe these traditions for the whole world to see," said Governor Ducey.  “I was honored to represent Arizona at the inauguration of President Trump in 2017, and I am honored to represent our state at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies next week.  President-elect Biden is assuming office at a critical time in our nation’s history, and I wish him well.  I will n...
Arizona Governor Ducey: Nomination of Clay Hernandez
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Arizona Governor Ducey: Nomination of Clay Hernandez

Arizona Governor Ducey: Nomination of Clay Hernandez To Game And Fish Commission PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced the nomination of Clay Hernandez, a Tucson attorney and avid outdoorsman, to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. “Clay’s dedication to wildlife conservation and to his community make him a great fit for the Game and Fish Commission,” said Governor Ducey.  “I look forward to his service on the commission and know that he will serve Arizona well." Clay is a longtime hunter and angler, and has dedicated nearly 30 years to wildlife conservation.  He is a member of Trout Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Arizona Elk Society, the Arizona Antelope Foundation, and Project Healing Waters of Southern Arizona.  Clay has served as Presid...
Arizona: The Launch of 2nd Vaccination Site At Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Health

Arizona: The Launch of 2nd Vaccination Site At Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Strong Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Paves Way For Second State Site At Phoenix Municipal Stadium PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced the launch of a second state vaccination site following the success of Arizona’s first 24/7 state vaccination site in Glendale. “Arizona’s vaccine site at State Farm Stadium has been a game changer,” said Governor Ducey.  “This week has demonstrated Arizonans are ready for the COVID-19 vaccine.  We’re going to do our part to make sure they get it.  I’ve said that vaccines do no one any good sitting in a freezer, and I’m grateful to the team at the Arizona Department of Health Services and Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs who have worked tirelessly to ramp up distribut...
Arizona: Art Harding Appointed As Deputy Director Of Legislative Affairs
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Arizona: Art Harding Appointed As Deputy Director Of Legislative Affairs

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News)— The Governor’s Office today announced that Art Harding has joined the team as a Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs.  Art joins a talented team that includes Katie Ratlief and Darbi Jenkins.  In this role, he will work with the legislature to ensure state government focuses on policies that best serve Arizonans during the pandemic and beyond. “Art brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in public policy, community engagement and organizational efficiency,” said Governor Doug Ducey.  “I’m grateful for his commitment to continue serving the state of Arizona, and I look forward to his contributions to our team.” Before joining the Governor’s Office, Art worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the Executive Secretary of the Office of the Exec...
Arizona Governor Announces Innovative Partnership for Water Testing
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Arizona Governor Announces Innovative Partnership for Water Testing

Governor Ducey Announces Innovative Partnership To Expand Yuma Wastewater Testing PHOENIX (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced $500,000 to fund a wastewater testing pilot project to provide early detection of COVID-19 throughout Yuma County. “The wastewater testing pilot project in Yuma is a crucial step to expand an innovative technology that may help with early detection of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey.  “This initiative will help local public health officials make fact-based, community-driven decisions and best mitigate COVID-19 spread during the pandemic.” The project is a partnership with Yuma County Public Health Services District, the University of Arizona, and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).  It builds on the success of wastewater testing at Uni...
Arizona Governor Provides Additional Funding To Local Restaurants
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Arizona Governor Provides Additional Funding To Local Restaurants

Governor Ducey Provides Additional Funding To Support Local Restaurants PHOENIX (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced an additional $2 million to further help local restaurants and other dining establishments expand outdoor dining, protect patrons and staff, and limit the spread of COVID-19. “Arizona restaurant owners and their employees have worked diligently to serve patrons and limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey.  “Many restaurants have utilized outdoor dining to welcome more customers while maintaining safety, and we want to make sure our local restaurants have the opportunity to expand their outdoor seating.  I’m grateful to the restaurant owners and employees who have gone above and beyond to safely serve Arizonans.” In addition to more funding for res...
Arizona Governor statement in recognition of the New Year
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Arizona Governor statement in recognition of the New Year

Governor Ducey New Year’s Day Statement PHOENIX (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey released the following statement in recognition of the New Year: “We’ve turned the page on 2020.  After a year of unprecedented challenges, January 1 marks a new beginning.  Many of the battles we fought last year are still with us — battles that tested us in ways we never would’ve imagined. But Arizonans are resilient.  We demonstrated that again and again in 2020, and I’m confident we’ll rise to the occasion in 2021.  We’ll stay focused and we’ll move forward — together.  I want to wish all Arizonans a safe and joyful 2021. Happy New Year, and God bless!” SOURCE: AZGOVERNOR.Gov
Arizona Governor Statement in The Honor of Veterans Day
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Arizona Governor Statement in The Honor of Veterans Day

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day: “America has no shortage of heroes, people who put everything on the line for a greater cause.  Of this, we have no greater example than our veterans. “Their cause is liberty and the protection of the American way of life.  And we owe our freedoms and security to them. “In Arizona, we have more than 500,000 veterans.  These men and women make our state stronger.  And, in turn, we have pledged to be there for them when they return from the battlefield.  Whether it’s health care, training, or a job, Arizona will continue to lead the way in supporting our veterans. “This Veterans Day, we thank all those who have served our country in uniform.  And we renew our pledge to them — to en...
Arizona Governor Announces Karamargin New Communications Director
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Arizona Governor Announces Karamargin New Communications Director

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced that C.J. Karamargin will join his office as Director of Communications. Karamargin, a former journalist, long-time professional communicator and congressional staffer, will replace outgoing Communications Director Patrick Ptak, who announced Monday that he is departing for an opportunity with the Arizona Commerce Authority.  Karamargin will begin November 30. From covering the state Capitol and Arizona politics as a reporter, to leading communications at Arizona’s second largest community college, to his bipartisan work at the federal level, Karamargin brings a wealth of experience in media relations and crisis communications. “We couldn’t be more excited for C.J. to join our talented team in the Governor’s Office,” said Governo...
Arizona Governor Extends Enhanced Surveillance Advisory
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Arizona Governor Extends Enhanced Surveillance Advisory

Governor Ducey Extends Enhanced Surveillance Advisory Tracking COVID-19, Health Care Capacity PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order extending the Enhanced Surveillance Advisory that requires hospitals, testing laboratories and other health care facilities to report detailed information about COVID-19. To help public health officials and local communities make data-driven decisions to fight the spread of the virus, Arizona’s Enhanced Surveillance Advisory, established by Executive Order 2020-13 in March, requires reporting about COVID-19 cases, health care capacity, and more.  Today’s order extends the advisory for 60 days. “As we see cases spike around the country, containing the spread of COVID-19 remains our top priority and Arizona is on high alert...
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Declared Adoption Awareness Month
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Declared Adoption Awareness Month

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey declared November 2020 Arizona Adoption Awareness Month to recognize the importance of connecting kids with forever homes and families, and to highlight organizations and initiatives across the state that support Arizona kids in out-of-home care. “All kids deserve to live in a safe, permanent home with a loving family,” said Governor Ducey.  “This month and year-round, we are committed to connecting kids in out-of-home care with adoptive families that love and care for them and will help put them on a path to a bright future.  My thanks to the many adoptive families, faith-based community partners, and non-profit organizations throughout Arizona that support our kids in need.” In September, Arizona received a $1.49 million Adoption and Legal Gua...
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Statement About Results of 2020 Election
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Statement About Results of 2020 Election

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey released the following statement as Arizona continues to count the results of the 2020 election: "Arizonans turned out in historic numbers for this election, and we owe it to them to count their votes.  The results have shifted greatly hour by hour, and from last night until today.  With hundreds of thousands of votes still outstanding, it's important that we be patient before declaring any races up or down the ballot.  Arizonans have cast their votes, and we need to make sure all their voices are heard fairly and accurately." STL.News References: Arizona Doug Ducey
Arizona Governor Ducey: $7 Million For Housing & Rental Assistance
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Arizona Governor Ducey: $7 Million For Housing & Rental Assistance

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News)? Governor Doug Ducey today announced $7 million to expand available rental assistance and help keep people in their homes.  The funding comes from the Crisis Contingency and Safety Net Fund, established in March through a bipartisan state budget agreement that added $50 million for Arizona’s COVID-19 response. “Ensuring Arizonans have safe, reliable housing during this pandemic is critical,” said Governor Ducey.  “With today’s funding, we are expanding efforts to keep all Arizonans in their homes and helping ensure rents continue to get paid.  We will continue to work with our county, city and community partners to get Arizonans impacted by this pandemic the resources and support they need.” Today’s funding includes: $2 million to provide additional assistance to ...