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Treasury warns Ducey that federal funds cannot be to 'undermine' COVID mitigation

The U.S. Treasury warned Gov. Doug Ducey that he cannot use federal funds intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as leverage against school districts that implemented mask mandates. ... Read more»

ProPublica’s tax revelations lead to calls for reforms — and investigation

ProPublica’s investigation released Tuesday revealing that the top 25 wealthiest Americans have paid little, and sometimes nothing, in federal income taxes has resulted in demands to rewrite the tax code and to investigate how the confidential data was released.... Read more»

Arizona AG Brnovich sues feds over tax cut restriction in COVID relief act

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking a federal judge to strike down a provision of the recent $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that bars states from using the money to “directly or indirectly” offset the cost of tax cuts, arguing that the law is either unconstitutionally vague or an infringement of state sovereignty. ... Read more»

Brnovich, GOP AGs slam tax-cut ban in stimulus law as ‘unprecedented & unconstitutional’

Republican attorneys general from 21 states, including Arizona's Mark Brnovich, are attacking the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief law as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty because it restricts tax cuts by states.... Read more»

Federal COVID aid package could block Ducey’s tax cuts for Arizona

President Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one brief section is raising questions about whether states are barred from cutting their own taxes if they accept the federal help.... Read more»

Despite funds, lawmakers say tribes still shortchanged in COVID-19 aid

Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations “particularly worrisome.” ... Read more»

Coronavirus relief payments begin landing in Arizonans’ bank accounts

Thousands of dollars started arriving in Arizonans’ bank accounts this week as the first payments from the massive coronavirus relief package began to be distributed in the form of expanded unemployment benefits and direct stimulus payments. ... Read more»

Federal Reserve takes historic action as CV-19 damages U.S. economy

The Federal Reserve announced Monday it would take supportive measures, including expanding bond-purchasing programs, to boost credit access for American families and businesses. ... Read more»

Green schemes: How fraudsters are cashing in on the rewnewable energy boom

While the U.S. Department of Energy declares America to be in the midst of a clean energy revolution – one that is generating “hundreds of billions in economic activity” – fraudsters have definitely arrived at the revolution. And they, too, are cashing in.... Read more»