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Kelly Gottschalk

Deputy city manager Gottschalk leaving Tucson for Dallas

She protected the city's bond rating and brought Tucson through the recession.

March 17, 2015 7:56 pmLoading…

Ballooning public safety pensions a blow to city budget

City's pensions woes grow larger.

February 04, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…

Tucson may owe pension fund extra $16M next year

Recent court ruling overturned a 2011 state law intended to keep costs down.

October 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Kozachik wants city to clamp down on borrowing

Councilman seeks to rein in how city issues non-voter approved debt.

August 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City frets over state's new sales-tax collection process

City finance officials worry about delays in deposits under the state's new sales-tax collecting system.

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson’s bond rating is steady, but concerns persist

Tucson officials can relax a bit now that Fitch rating agency didn’t drop the city’s bond rating this year.

May 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City Council scraps bus changes in budget plan

The Tucson City Council spared bus routes from any changes, for now, in the $1.264 billion budget that was tentatively approved Tuesday.

May 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson drops plan to raise bus fares

Bus riders can rest easy now — city officials have scrapped the idea of raising fares this year.

April 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City considers borrowing money to pay off old loans, fund streetcar

The city could borrow $45 million next year to cover streetcar costs, adjust this year’s debt payment and refinance older debt to save on interest rates.

April 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Selling sick leave nets millions for top Tucson police, fire officers

Selling sick leave nets millions for top Tucson police, fire officers

Tucson spent nearly $5 million buying back unused sick days from police officers and firefighters the past two years — and shelled out another $2 million in what the city attorney now says were illegal pension contributions for those unworked days.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos


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Some Tucson businesses still paying expired tax

Some Tucson businesses still paying expired tax

More than 1,000 Tucson businesses could still be paying an expired tax on their buildings, not realizing the levy was abolished last year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson budget cuts won't hurt core services, Miranda says

Tucson budget cuts won't hurt core services, Miranda says

After hearing Tuesday about proposed city job cuts and other budget reductions, Tucson City Council members were mostly concerned some of the changes could diminish police, fire and park services.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

City manager proposes job cuts to help balance budget

City Manager Richard Miranda has proposed eliminating 92 positions and trimming $25 million from the budget as a starting point to rein in Tucson’s finances.

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City employees retiring pre-65 straining health-insurance plan

City employees retiring pre-65 straining health-insurance plan

When most workers retire before they are Medicare-eligible at 65, they have to bear the costs of health insurance on their own.

March 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Government pension system ruling likely to hit taxpayer pocketbooks

A recent Arizona Supreme Court decision overturning a 2011 law designed to keep pension costs down could cost Tucson millions of dollars.

March 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


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Tucson Water still collecting tax that was supposed to expire

A tax on Tucson Water that was supposed to expire almost three years ago is still being charged by the city.

December 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City asking voters for permission to spend more

Tucson has plenty of financial troubles looming in the near future.

October 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City appoints new finance director

The city appointed a new finance director earlier this week.

August 09, 2013 4:28 pmLoading…

Tucson budget, planning is focus of Monday forum

For weeks the Tucson City Council has squabbled over the budget.

May 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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