The AzLTA continues to advocate for crucial resources vital to business recovery and the hundreds of thousands of jobs this industry supports. As our state legislators fast-track a baseline budget, we are focused on keeping the Arizona Office of Tourism promotion funding whole as it will be vital for recovery. The current budget proposal does just that, and maintains the additional $1.1 million investment achieved last year.
Senate President Karen Fann introduced SB1694: unemployment compensation; coronavirus disease. This bill authorizes the Department of Economic Security to implement alternative benefit eligibility and employer contribution requirements for the federal-state unemployment insurance program in support of individuals and employers affected by the coronavirus.