Arizona Department of Economic Security

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Mar 9, 2023

House Dems resume voting for bills, end protest

House Democrats resumed voting in support of bills this week after voting “no” against all bills put up for a vote last week.  

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Jan 5, 2023

Clemency advocates push for more attention, resources, additional board member

When it comes to recommendations from the Board of Executive Clemency, advocates for clemency say former Gov. Doug Ducey fell short in responding to requests for pardons and commutations. 

Charles Loftus, Don Shooter and Tim Jeffries
Jun 25, 2018

Behind the Ballot: The comeback kids?

Three men running for the state legislature are seeking much more than your votes - they want retribution.

May 13, 2015

State pays last $44 million on loan covering recession-era unemployment benefits

The state has finally paid off the last of the money it had to borrow to pay unemployment benefits to workers during the recession.

Mar 16, 2015

Cash assistance limits dropped to lowest in the nation

Needy families in Arizona will soon be cut off from cash assistance meant to help the poorest parents pay for housing, food and expenses if they’ve received money from a federal program for 12 months or more.

Feb 19, 2015

Ducey appoints new head of economic security department

Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a businessman who has never worked in government as the new director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

Jan 5, 2015

Carter resigns as chief of Economic Security

Clarence Carter, who was at the helm of Arizona’s child welfare system when it was revealed thousands of child abuse reports were set aside without investigation, resigned today.

Aug 6, 2014

Arizona posted nation’s lowest rate of improper unemployment payments

Arizona had the lowest rate of improper unemployment insurance payments in the nation last year, a ranking that one official said reflects the benefits of new initiatives introduced in the last two years.

May 7, 2014

Just following orders: Attorney for fired CPS workers says they were scapegoats

The attorney for five workers fired from Child Protective Services said today that the report which led to their termination was essentially a pre-determined fix.

Feb 27, 2014

Details of new child protection agency revealed in draft of bill

A new department of child protection may grant police powers to staff investigating child fatalities and create a wide-ranging, easily accessible database of information relating to children’s safety and welfare.

Oct 18, 2013

Fed budget deal means AZ DES workers back at work

More than 240 furloughed workers at the Arizona Department of Economic Security are back on the job now that the federal government is back up and running.

Oct 7, 2013

Brewer orders DES to continue welfare payments during shutdown

After days of press reports labeling Arizona as the only state to halt welfare payments during the federal shutdown, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to continue the payments through the end of the month.