Christina Corieri

Sep 2, 2021

Ducey releases $60M in fed funds to hospitals

Gov. Doug Ducey is offering up to $60 million in federal cash to hospitals to help with staffing -- but only if they start promoting and treating some patients with early indications of Covid with monoclonal antibodies.

Apr 5, 2021

Ducey signs bill to protect businesses from Covid-related lawsuits

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would shield businesses from Covid-related lawsuits – one of his top legislative priorities of the year that would also apply to hospitals, nursing homes and schools.

Sep 3, 2020

Night clubs, bars in state’s sights as businesses reopen

Two state agencies are scouting Old Town Scottsdale and Mill Avenue in Tempe for businesses that violate restrictions enacted to prevent further COVID-19 spread.

Aug 29, 2020

Nursing homes, assisted living centers make plans for in-person visits

Sometime this coming week you'll find out when you can finally visit grandma in the nursing home.

Jun 26, 2020

State, police crack down on packed nightclubs

Scottsdale police cited one nightclub in the city for not complying with the state’s reopening guidelines and the state is also cracking down on three establishments owned by the family of Gov. Doug Ducey’s top health advisor.

Jun 25, 2020

Ducey’s office: No conflict for aide with ties to Scottsdale bars

Maskless partiers lined the streets of Old Town Scottsdale hoping to get into their favorite nightclub on Memorial Day weekend, days after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey allowed his extended stay-at-home order to expire.

Feb 28, 2019

Senate passes bill to protect vulnerable adults

The Senate unanimously approved a bill designed to move forward from a horrific event to now better protect some of the state’s most vulnerable adults.

Jan 29, 2019

Disabilities council offers legislative fixes to sexual abuse of vulnerable adults

According to the report, people with cognitive disabilities are seven times more likely to be sexually assaulted than the general public, and 12 times more likely if the victim is also a woman.

Jan 24, 2019

Lawmakers hear testimony on abuse of people with disabilities

In the wake of horror at Hacienda HealthCare, there is no shortage of ideas for how to prevent abuse in the disability community. But what action can and will actually be taken at the state Legislature this year is not yet clear.

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, right, shakes hands with Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, after giving his state of the state address at the capitol, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Jan 19, 2018

Ducey will convene special session to confront opioid crisis

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will call for a special session on Monday to push a spate of changes to prescription and treatment laws in an effort to confront the opioid crisis engulfing the state.

Nov 30, 2017

Arizona moves closer to imposing Medicaid work requirements

The requirement calls for people receiving health care through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to be working, looking for work, training for employment or going to school in order to get benefits.

Christina Corieri (Photo by Jenna Miller/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 20, 2017

Christina Corieri: Childhood musical sparks life of public policy

Christina Corieri, a senior policy adviser to Gov. Doug Ducey, found her passion for politics after her parents made her watch “1776,” a musical about the Declaration of Independence.