Ducey Signs Stripped-Down $11.8 Billion State Budget

Mar 30, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey has signed a stripped-down emergency state budget that contains $50 million in spending to help tenants, homeowners and small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R)
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The $11.8 billion spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 essentially contains no other new spending beyond required inflation adjustments and raises for teachers.

It passed the state Senate late last week and the House last Monday.

The $50 million of virus-related funding includes money to prevent evictions and foreclosures, provide homeless services, assist small businesses and pay for food bank operations. It also includes longer welfare payments and a waiver from work requirements.