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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.

February 04, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…

Action to curb economic inequality and climate change must top the list

The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.

January 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Living wage: Paying it would force chains to replace humans with robots

Medieval doctors bled their patients with leaches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help.

September 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Living wage: Restaurant workers fight for the vast underpaid majority

Walkouts and protests by fast-food workers demanding higher wages and collective-bargaining rights began last November and spread to 60 cities nationwide at the end of August.

September 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State action should save Ariz. businesses $42 per worker

PHOENIX — The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benefits to out-of-work employees.

September 16, 2013 4:22 pmLoading…

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