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AZ Dems Ask Ducey To Explain Use Of CARES Act Funds

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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.