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Legislators approve $55M emergency funding in fight against coronavirus (access required)

Lawmakers set aside partisan gridlock to fast-track funding’s passage

The $55 million funding is the Legislature’s most forceful response yet to the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization yesterday designated as a global pandemic.

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Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers speaks on a video-chat with a handful of members who plan to vote remotely before the start of an unusual floor session devoid of members of the public in Phoenix, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Legislature could work long into the night to enact a basic state budget and fixes for schools and workers before adjourning to allow the coronavirus crisis to ebb. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

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