January 11, 2022

Arizona Governor Delivers Final State of the State; Seeks $1B Investment in Water

On Jan.10, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his final State of the State to a joint session of the Arizona Legislature. While recapping successes of the administration over the past seven years, Ducey set an ambitious legislative agenda for the 2022 session.

Most ambitious is a historic $1 billion investment in water resources over the next three years. Focused on ensuring Arizona’s water resources are stable for the next 100 years, the investment looks to invest in a desalination facility on the shores of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, modeled after the success Israel has found with new desalination technologies.

The governor also focused on education, proposing expanded school choice and summer programs to benefit children who have fallen behind during the pandemic. He also laid out a five-point plan to secure the border with Mexico, increased resources for child safety, and expediating infrastructure projects throughout the state.

You can watch the full speech here.