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Ducey: State will post photos, names of deadbeat dad 'losers'

Published: Jan. 11, 2016 at 9:04 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 7, 2016 at 9:13 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said, effective immediately, the state will start outing deadbeat dads.

During his state of the state address, the governor said this:

"Some people have referred to me as the "Hashtag Governor." Well here's a new one for all the deadbeat dads out there: Effective immediately, the state is going to begin posting the photos, names and money owed by these losers to social media, with the hashtag 'deadbeat.'

It's simple. If you're old enough to father a child, then you're old enough to accept financial responsibility for that child. If you don't want your embarrassing – unlawful – and irresponsible behavior going viral: Man up and pay up."

Ducey said he thinks public shaming is a way to help get deadbeat dads to pay what they owe.

He discussed deadbeat dads during a section of his speech on education.

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