Gov. Ducey calls for unity during State Of The State address

Gov. Ducey calls for unity during State Of The State address

By SoAzNewsX During his State of the State address Monday, Governor Doug Ducey called on state leaders to come together to advance common policy goals. Whether it’s the opioid epidemic, increasing education funding, helping our most vulnerable citizens, protecting public safety, expanding economic opportunity, or securing Arizona’s water future – the governor invited legislators to join him […]

Ducey declares State Of Emergency for Goodwin Fire

Ducey declares State Of Emergency for Goodwin Fire

By SoAzNewsX Governor Doug Ducey today declared a State of Emergency in Yavapai County in response to the Goodwin Fire. The fire has burned more than 20,000 acres, forcing evacuations and the closure of portions of State Route 69. More than 650 emergency personnel are involved in the fire suppression response. “My office continues to […]

Ducey requires 24-hour deadline on reporting opioid overdoses, deaths

Ducey requires 24-hour deadline on reporting opioid overdoses, deaths

By Chris Benincaso / Cronkite News Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Tuesday requiring reports of opioid overdoses and deaths reach state health officials within 24 hours. Officials with the state Department of Health Services said efforts to stymie a growing opioid crisis lagged because data reports were months old. “This is going to […]

Gov. Doug Ducey declares opioid emergency in Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey declares opioid emergency in Arizona

By Alexis Kuhbander / Cronkite News Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday declared a public health emergency spurred by a devastating jump in Arizona opioid deaths in 2016, calling for a coordinated effort by the medical community and state and local governments to find solutions to an epidemic. Arizona reached a record 790 opioid deaths in 2016, […]

Modest reforms demonstrate need for complete overhaul of Arizona licensing laws

Modest reforms demonstrate need for complete overhaul of Arizona licensing laws

By SoAzNewsX Gov. Doug Ducey last week signed HB2613, which enacts modest changes to Arizona’s occupational licensing laws. The Institute for Justice worked with the Governor’s Office and legislators to enact HB2613 and other reform legislation. Although HB2613 contains some meaningful reforms, it demonstrates just how much work remains to protect people’s ability to earn […]