January 2013

Grandparent stipend bill approved by Arizona Senate committee

Grandparents who take in their grandkids would receive a monthly stipend, under a proposal given approval Wednesday by an Arizona Senate committee. The bill calls for a $75 monthly payment from the state Department of Economic Security, if the grandchild is placed in their grandparents’ home. Phoenix Republican Nancy Barto says grandparents bring an obvious value to their families.