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State has money in the bank, but lawmakers still face funding conflicts

PHOENIX — State lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with more cash available than they need to cover the basic operation of state government.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Huckelberry resurrects idea of tax hike to fix streets

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry calls it a “Band-Aid,” but it is unclear what the Pima County Board of Supervisors will eventually call it.

November 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County hiking new-home fees

Pima County hiking new-home fees

Says housing market is still sensitive to rising prices.

June 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County hiking new-home fees

Pima County hiking new-home fees

Says industry has benefited from delays in fee increases.

June 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County hiking new-home fees

Pima County hiking new-home fees

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry plans to increase roadway development impact fees by $279 for typical single-family homes starting next week.

June 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Should a mileage-user fee replace current gas tax? No, VMT would shatter privacy

FLINT, Mich. - The idea of a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax is being discussed - and tested in states like Oregon and Iowa.

May 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Should a mileage-user fee replace current gas tax? Yes, for a tax on miles traveled

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Increases in miles per gallon mean less gasoline is consumed. That means less fuel tax revenue for highways. Unless new revenue is found, the result is more potholes and more traffic jams.

May 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

County idea: Keep expiring gas tax, use funds to fix crumbling streets

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and the Pima Association of Governments want the state to raise gas taxes, with the extra money dedicated to patching the holes in local streets, not the ones in the state budget.

April 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Pima County needs a viable plan to pay for road repairs

Ba-blump. Ba-blump. That's the sound you often hear while driving on a Pima County street.

April 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pothole plan: Use gas-tax money

Pothole plan: Use gas-tax money

Local governments are looking for ways to skim gas-tax money from street-construction projects to pay for much needed maintenance.

May 10, 2012 12:01 am Related Loading…

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