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BY MICHAEL LUCIE| KTAR
Arizona Senate and House Democrats on Wednesday called for a special session to forward policy proposals regarding the coronavirus pandemic and police reform.
“We can’t keep waiting for the governor to take action,” Democrats stated in a press release.
“As elected leaders, it is our duty to look out for and protect the people of Arizona. This is especially critical as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic that is only getting worse.”
To alleviate economic hardship caused by the spread of COVID-19, Arizona Democrats are proposing an increase in unemployment benefits, an extension on the eviction moratorium for renters, federally-funded child care subsidies and a bolstering of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.