On January 11th Governor Ducey delivered his 2021 State of the State Address in a live broadcast event. The Governor started his speech by condemning the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.  “Arizona will do its part to bind up the nation’s wounds,” says Ducey. The Governor focused much of his speech on COVID-19, saying the pandemic remains the most significant threat we face. With the pandemic in the forefront, highlights throughout the address focused on the economic recovery, vaccine distribution, education, and tax reform.

LOCKDOWN DEBATE

From the onset of the pandemic there have been disagreements over how to respond and react.  According to Governor Ducey the number one question he receives from the press is why Arizona is not implementing more and longer lockdowns.

“It’s a question that only makes sense if you forget about everything else – all the other troubles that lockdowns set in motion.  The rest of life doesn’t stop in a pandemic, least of all our basic responsibilities.  People still have bills to pay, children in need of schooling, businesses to run and employees who depend on them. There are lots of men and women who don’t have the option of remote work and don’t receive uninterrupted direct deposits.  To make a living, they have to show up somewhere.  And if the doors are closed, then at a certain point they are never going to open again.” – Governor Ducey

VACCINE ROLLOUT

The Governor stated promise in the roll out of the vaccine, touting a new 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium.

So now, even more resources will be brought to the fore. At my direction, the state has launched a 24/7 vaccination site at a large and notable location: State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. Everyone needs this vaccine. And the sooner we all receive it, the more quickly we can get on with life as it should be.”

– Governor Ducey

EDUCATION

Naturally a top concern for many Arizonans is their children’s education status. Ducey stresses the importance of getting teachers vaccinated quickly and putting students back into the classroom.

With every public-health professional, from Dr. Fauci and the CDC on down, saying that the safest place for kids to be is in school, we will not be funding empty seats or allowing schools to remain in a perpetual state of closure. Children still need to learn, even in a pandemic.” – Governor Ducey

governor reports a severe learning loss for some children during the pandemic. He points directly to data showing the gap in student achievement falling squarely on racial and economic lines.

“Distance learning has not been good for these students, who often don’t have wi-fi or a laptop available. So starting now, let’s direct resources to helping these children catch up. Summer school, longer school days, one-on-one targeted instruction, tutoring. It should be our goal that every student graduates high school on time and at grade level.” – Governor Ducey

SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

Governor Ducey stresses the important role of small businesses to the economy during the pandemic and assuring Arizonans that we are bouncing back.

“New businesses and residents have been added by the thousands. At this time last year, we were ahead of 45 other states in job creation and personal income growth. Today, we’re still top-five. But some Arizonans are struggling. And it’s got to be our priority to help them with a growing economy and more jobs.”

 – Governor Ducey

TAX REFORM

This Legislative session Governor Ducey proposes working together to reform and lower taxes.

“Every year I’ve been governor, we’ve improved income taxes in the taxpayer’s favor.  We’ve simplified the code, lowered all rates, protected them against inflation, and eliminated an entire tax bracket.  In all of this, we’ve proven that our government can fulfill every obligation, and answer the unexpected needs of a growing state, without raising taxes.”   – Governor Ducey кредит плюс онлайн займзайм ночьюзайм который дают всем займ волгоградбыстрый займ на киви кошелек онлайнонлайн займ с плохой ки легкий займ иркутскзайм 30000 рублей на картузайм владивосток

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