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AZ Dems Ask Ducey To Explain Use Of CARES Act Funds


All five Democratic members of Arizona’s U.S. House delegation want Republican Governor Doug Ducey to explain how his use of nearly $400 million in federal coronavirus relief money met Congress' intent for the funds.

The state received nearly 2 billion dollars in federal CARES Act money of which Ducey used more than 20% to backfill agency budgets, allowing them to return money to the general fund. The strategy contributed to a major state budget surplus that the governor now wants to use to cut income taxes by $600 million a year. A spokesperson for the Governor says all the spending met CARES Act guidelines.