Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Ducey is calling on Congress to pass an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) before funding runs out in mid-December. In a letter today to members of Arizona’s congressional delegation, the governor asked them to reauthorize the program, known in Arizona as KidsCare. It currently provides coverage to more than 23,000 children.

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey recently interviewed with the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) to discuss how Arizona is removing barriers to employment by reforming occupational licensing requirements. During the interview, the Governor discussed efforts such as removing restrictions on the sharing economy, eliminating 500 regulations this year, and lifting licensing fees on those in poverty.

Pine-Strawberry, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted a former bookkeeper for allegedly stealing more than $841,000 from the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District and Sunny Mountain Realty, a private business. Rebecca Sigeti, 60, is currently facing 40 felony charges including Theft, Misuse of Public Monies, and Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices.

Phoenix, Arizona - Due to the upcoming retirement of Michael K. Jeanes, Governor Doug Ducey is accepting applications for an interim appointment to fill the position of Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court.

Bullhead City, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced two arrest warrants have been issued for the alleged mastermind of a Northern Arizona opioid ring and her accomplice. 29-year-old Amanda Lee Doyle is currently on the run and wanted by the Attorney General’s Office for allegedly operating an opioid ring. Special Agents are also searching for Doyle’s accomplice, 25-year-old Gavin Robel. Anyone with information on Doyle or Roble’s whereabouts should call 602-542-8419.