Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
Sep 13, 2023

Updated Covid vaccine OK’d, experts urge people to roll up their sleeves

Federal officials Tuesday approved an updated Covid vaccine for use by anyone age 6 months or older, and health officials are urging people to get the shot amid a fall surge in cases.

Arizona jobless rate for September at 8.2 percent
Aug 11, 2022

Here’s how businesses can win fed funds 

New details have emerged regarding how small businesses might be able to win some of the federal dollars flowing to the state of Arizona as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  

Aug 27, 2021

Arizona surpasses milestone of 1 million Covid cases

Arizona on Friday surpassed the milestone of 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases after the state reported 3,707 new infections amid continued wrangling over vaccinations and mask requirements.

Mar 30, 2021

Ducey won’t challenge local mask ordinances

Gov. Doug Ducey is not taking any action to curb the decisions of some cities and counties to ignore his directive that they scrap their mask mandates.

Mar 22, 2021

Arizona opens vaccine appointments to everyone 16 and older

Arizona is opening coronavirus vaccine appointments to everyone 16 and older.

healthcare, Medicaid, AHCCCS, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, CMS, Chevron, Medicare, FQHC, chiropractor, optometry, podiatric care, dental
Feb 26, 2021

3 health care reforms that Republicans oppose

I am sorry to report that even with the coronavirus pandemic raging, Arizona’s Legislature failed to hold a single hearing on one of the three urgent bills we championed.

Dec 30, 2020

Ducey doles out $115M CARES Act funds to universities

A program at the University of Arizona to test 250,000 people to see if they're immune to COVID-19 hasn't gotten the public demand that was expected. In April, UA President Robert Robbins announced the school would be offering the blood tests, first to students and staff and later to front-line medical personnel and first responders. Robbins, who is a medical doctor, said someone who shows a po[...]

Nov 26, 2020

Ducey sends $400M of CARES money to state agencies

Gov. Doug Ducey is using hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds earmarked for COVID-19 relief to pay for state operations, such as salaries, which some say contravenes the intention of Congress. Ducey, who controls nearly $1.9 billion of federal coronavirus relief money, funneled nearly a quarter of it to state agencies, which, in […]

Oct 15, 2020

Leadership lessons unlearned by those we elect

John McCain knew what it meant to put the interests of constituents before the interests of party. We desperately need that kind of leader now. I remain hopeful.

Sep 28, 2020

Wearing N95 masks prevents infection

We should consider this pandemic a baby trial run knowing that a much bigger monster is on the horizon. Anti-biotic resistant bacteria will inevitably break out before long, expected to kill over 10 million per year by 2050. And, another more lethal virus, perhaps a mutation of Covid19, is certainly waiting out there.

Sep 14, 2020

Arizona governor gets good, bad marks for virus response

In early August, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey beamed in the White House as he basked in praise from President Donald Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Arizona's response to the virus, Trump said, was a model for other states.

Sep 8, 2020

Court sides with governor in dispute over bars closure

Gov. Doug Ducey's order closing bars remains intact, at least for the time being.