Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday announced a "blitz'' to test up to 60,000 Arizonans in the next three weekends to better determine how many Arizonans are infected with COVID-19.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Arizonans may face continued restrictions on where they can go and what they can do beyond the end of the month as Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday he won't be rushed into lifting his executive orders.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he will be the one to decide when to reopen Arizona's economy, not President Trump.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he will wants to reopen the economy as soon as possible -- but not until it is "safe and healthy for people to do so.''

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The COVID-19 outbreak is going to blow a huge billion hole in state finances.
And about 775 Arizonans will die by the end of May.
Those predictions came Thursday from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee as staffers said the decline in state revenues plus additional costs to the state from the effects of the virus should leave Arizona with a $1.1 billion budget deficit by the end of the coming fiscal year. That's out of what is basically an $11.8 billion spending plan.

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