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First real pay raise in years will mean additional $500 per year.
Also won't endorse GOP nominee for state schools chief.
Voters will decide on a proposed $11,000 raise for Arizona lawmakers.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved next year’s tentative $1.18 billion budget Tuesday, funded in part by a 62-cent increase in the primary property tax rate.
City employees will get their promised pay raises next year.
City budget planners downplayed the actual costs of the city's recent pay raise after the City Council voted to approve it.
PHOENIX - State lawmakers are moving to more than double their living allowance - and do it in the way to avoid ever having to publicly vote on such a self-serving issue again.
If you think Tucson City Council members are overcompensated, or if you are among those who believe they're underpaid, now's your chance to make a difference.
PHOENIX - It doesn't look like the state's next governor will earn any more than Jan Brewer.
Tucson finally has a permanent city manager. The City Council voted unanimously to appoint Richard Miranda, who has held the position on an interim basis since September.
Richard Miranda listens to budget discussions during a City Council study session. Miranda, who was appointed city manager Tuesday, says he intends to provide an "environment of leadership ... trust and competency."
PHOENIX - On a party-line vote, the state House on Wednesday approved sweeping changes to the personnel system designed to give the governor and her department heads more power to discipline and fire state workers.
With state budget cuts looming, Pima's governing board tells
employees not to expect a raise, but benefits will be held