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Budget Deficit

City service analysis finds scant room for budget cuts

Even if the city eliminates every one of its “nonmandated” programs next year, it will still come up $8 million short of balancing its budget.

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$33 million deficit to lead to service cuts in Tucson

Tucson is facing a projected $33.2 million budget deficit next fiscal year, City Manager Richard Miranda notified the City Council Tuesday.

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$33 million deficit to lead to service cuts in Tucson

Tucson is facing a projected $33.2 million budget deficit next fiscal year, City Manager Richard Miranda notified the City Council Tuesday.

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Pay raises get final go-ahead from City Council

City employees will get their promised pay raises next year.

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Public vote sought to rein in city pensions

A citizens group hopes to dramatically alter how the city provides retirement benefits for its employees. And it's trying to bypass the City Council to do it, by putting the issue on the November ballot.

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Deficit shrinking, but US manages to muck things up

The following editorial appeared Monday in the Philadelphia Daily News:

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City pay raises balloon to $11M

Pay raises the City Council thought would total $5.3 million when it approved them last month are now going to cost taxpayers $11 million a year.

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Tucson shortfall leaves lots of questions, few answers

About three dozen residents packed into the Ward 6 conference room Monday evening to air their frustrations about city government and raise questions about the proposed budget.

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Employee groups help TUSD bridge $17M deficit

Employee groups help TUSD bridge $17M deficit

TUSD has found a way to close what was once a projected $17 million budget deficit with the help of some recommendations from employee groups.

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Tucson is still facing $15 million gap in budget

Tucson taxpayers are likely facing another year of budget cuts and service rollbacks.

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Tucson must bridge $15M gap in budget

Tucson needs to figure out how to close a $15 million budget gap next fiscal year.

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Pundits who say debt's no problem have it all wrong

The following editorial appeared Sunday in The Washington Post:

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Court: State is stiffing schools

PHOENIX - It was illegal for Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature to refuse to increase state aid to schools to fully account for inflation, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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Brewer to consider school-funding boost

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is meeting with financial aides Monday to see how much more money the state can put into public education.

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3 schools in TUSD not likely to be shut

3 schools in TUSD not likely to be shut

All but three of the Tucson Unified School District's schools meet the proposed criteria the district is expected to use when it determines which schools it may close and consolidate, according to documents released Thursday.

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TUSD holds off on school-closure criteria

The Tucson Unified School District will wait until after the Nov. 6 election to approve its school consolidation criteria, which would be used to identify schools for closure and consolidation.

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US budget deficit tops $1 trillion for 4th straight year

WASHINGTON — The United States has now spent $1 trillion more than it’s taken in for four straight years.

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TUSD sets discussions for tackling $17M deficit

Tucson's largest school district is set to move forward with community discussions on how to address a looming budget shortfall.

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Money for roads, parks covering city's golf debts

The city's five golf courses have been losing money for most of the past decade, prompting city officials to divert money intended for street maintenance, parks and public safety to cover golf's losses.

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Tucson city workers could get 1% raise

Tucson city workers could get 1% raise

For the first time in five years, city employees have a shot at cost-of-living pay raises, albeit small ones.

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