Stories tagged: "American Rescue Plan"


The northeast corner of Van Buren and 24th streets, where the AHCCCS transitional housing and behavioral health facilities will be located, as pictured on May 11, 2022. (Photo by Camaron Stevenson)
Arizona’s Medicaid Agency to Build 70-Bed Housing Facility

Arizona’s Medicaid agency is building a 70-bed transitional housing facility for people who are experiencing homelessnesss and are diagnosed with serious mental illness. 

Nationally, food service added 61,000 jobs in March, the most of any industry, but total bar and restaurant employment was still below pre-pandemic levels. In this 2017 photo, Jose Rojas prepares food for the Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar at the Devour Culinary Classic in Phoenix. (Photo by Megan Bridgeman/Cronkite News)
Arizona Jobless Rate Continues Decline, Fell to Lowest Rate in 15 Years

The Arizona unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in February, well below pre-pandemic levels and the lowest it has been since 2007.

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A Year Later, Arizona City Officials Call American Rescue Plan Aid a Lifesaver

Arizona city officials are praising the American Rescue Plan a year after it passed for bringing much-needed funding to municipalities during the pandemic.

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Opinion: Arizona Families Need Congress to Make Child Tax Credit Expansion Permanent

Arizona families desperately need a permanent expanded child tax credit in our continued fight against COVID-19.

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Ducey Boasts About State Surplus, Doesn’t Mention That It’s Thanks to Biden Administration

Biden’s American Rescue Plan funneled more than $4 billion to Arizona’s state government, which now benefits from a massive budget surplus.

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Expanded Child Tax Credit Benefited Almost 1.4 Million Arizona Children

Arizona families this week may have seen their last payment —for now—under the expanded child tax credit program.

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Advocates Praise Expanded Child Tax Credit for Helping Arizona Families Make Ends Meet

More than $352 million in expanded Child Tax Credit payments were given to Arizona families last month, averaging $444 per household.