Phil Boas: How Lawmakers Can Revamp Arizona's Unemployment Payouts

Published: Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:01pm
Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 9:31am
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The Show regularly checks in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

Arizona has long had one of the nation’s lowest weekly unemployment benefits with a maximum payout of $240. Though it’s been mentioned in many legislative sessions, there hasn’t been a bipartisan push to increase that number.

The pandemic may have changed that attitude, at least among a few Republicans.

The Republic’s Laurie Roberts wrote a column about what lawmakers could or should do. The Show spoke with Phil Boas of the Republic for more about Roberts’ perspectives.

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