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Legislature passes $11.8B budget, $50M for COVID-19 aid (access required)

The Arizona Legislature will adjourn until April 13 after lawmakers in the House passed a $50 million deal Monday intended to mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 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)

House balks on budget deal, adjourns until Monday despite COVID fears (access required)

The Capitol is at an impasse after House leadership moved to recess until next Monday, abandoning hopes of inking an emergency budget measure and suspending the session by the end of the week in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.