Ducey, DES call out Arizona's 'deadbeat' parents

Posted at 3:29 PM, Jan 13, 2016

Gov. Doug Ducey isn't pulling any punches when dealing with our state's "deadbeat" parents.

In his State of the State address Monday, Ducey made it clear that the Dept. of Economic Security is targeting mothers and fathers who owe child support -- with #deadbeat.

The DES Twitter account has already tweeted out several parents who owe money, some to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

"I'm talking to deadbeat dads," Ducey said in Monday's address. "For too long, you've been able to remain anonymous - able to skirt your financial and legal responsibilities with no shame. Not anymore."

Ducey's website allows the public to provide tips about a child support evaders. 

Ducey said he hopes this will help secure funds Valley mothers and children have been missing out on for years.

"If you don't want your embarrassing, unlawful, and irresponsible behavior going viral: Man up, and pay up."