Governor Uses Federal Cash To Increase Unemployment Fund
PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey dipped into a jar of emergency federal money on Monday to replenish the state’s UI trust fund, raising it above the level qu ‘it was before the March 2020 pandemic and almost wiped out the fund balance.
The Republican governor’s decision aims to prevent the surge in insurance premiums paid by companies. And it happened the same week that an extra $ 300 a week wage for the unemployed will stop under a Ducey order designed to force people back to work.