Stories tagged: "COVID-19 Relief"


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Activists Call on Sinema to Support $15 Minimum Wage

Women make up more than two-thirds of workers with tipped jobs, which have a federal minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.

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Feds Extend Eviction Moratorium for 90 Days To Slow COVID-19 Spread

Nearly 170,000 Arizona renters are not current on their rent. A federal eviction moratorium that was scheduled to end Wednesday has been extended through June 30, good news for the close to 114,000 Arizona renters who think they are at risk of eviction. It’s at least the third extension ordered by the Centers for Disease...

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None of Arizona’s Four Congressional Republicans Voted For the COVID-19 Relief Bill

The bill includes a $1,400 stimulus relief check for Americans financially struggling during the pandemic. All four of Arizona’s congressional Republicans voted against a COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday that includes $1,400 in immediate financial relief for millions of Arizonans. The $1.9 trillion bill also includes billions of dollars in funding for vaccines and testing, emergency...

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Worried About Rent? COVID Rental Assistance Applications Will Soon Reopen

Applications for the state reopen Feb. 23, while those for Phoenix reopen March 8.  Soon renters will be able to get the help many need to pay their rent.  While government bodies made money available for COVID rental assistance last year, much of it has dried up. Applications for state and local aid closed as...

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Five Things to Expect From the Arizona Legislature This Year

Republicans have rejected calls to raise the state's unemployment benefits above $240 per week while demanding COVID liability protection for businesses.

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All Residents of Phoenix Can Now Access Pandemic Relief Funds, Regardless of Immigration Status

The funds are available to any Phoenix resident who was financially impacted by the pandemic between March and December.

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Maricopa County Constable Discusses Evictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Even with pandemic-era protections to help renters facing eviction, hundreds of eviction notices are served to Arizona tenants every week.