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  • By Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

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.

  • By Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

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

  • Darren Daronco Arizona Daily Star

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

  • By Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

City employees will get their promised pay raises next year.

  • Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

A citizens group hopes to dramatically alter how the city provides retirement benefits for its employees. And it's trying to bypass the City C…

The following editorial appeared Monday in the Philadelphia Daily News:

  • Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

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.

  • Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

About three dozen residents packed into the Ward 6 conference room Monday evening to air their frustrations about city government and raise qu…

  • Alexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star

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.

  • Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

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

  • Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

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

  • The Washington Post The Washington Post

The following editorial appeared Sunday in The Washington Post:

  • Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX - It was illegal for Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature to refuse to increase state aid to schools to fully account for inflation, th…

  • Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

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

  • Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star

All but three of the Tucson Unified School District's schools meet the proposed criteria the district is expected to use when it determines wh…

  • Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star

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

  • By Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman The Associated Press

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

  • Alexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star

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

  • Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star

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 …

  • Rhonda Bodfield Arizona Daily Star

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