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State Revenues Fall Below Forecast for January

3 biggest categories - sales tax, individual income tax, corporate income tax - fall short by $5M each.

Pima County administration and court buildings in downtown Tucson.

Pima Board OKs Road Near Raytheon, Company Happy

Supervisors vote 4-1 to spend $12.7M for new parkway for high volume traffic; hope will bring more aerospace companies to area.

Assistant Tucson City Manager, Kelly Gottschalk, discusses the financial challenges Tucson faces in the next 18 months .

$33M City Deficit May Mean Layoffs, Finance Official Says

Tucson faces significant expenses for Modern Streetcar startup, its part in countywide communications system.

3 AZ Cities Selected for Potential Partnership with Google Fiber

Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale may receive ultra-high-speed cable, Internet up to 100X faster; Brewer argues good to lure high-tech companies.


AZ Gasoline Prices Slightly Down, Tucson Has Lowest Average

City has lowest average at $3.13 a gallon, Flagstaff the highest with $3.34 a gallon, Triple-A Arizona officials say.

Tucson's modern streetcar and light rail transit system has benefited from Congressional earmarks.

Tucson Streetcar Project Manager Says It's Going Smoothly

A launch date has yet to be announced but testing has been successful with 5 streetcars already in town, she says.

Augusta Resources Readies for Takeover Bid

Rosemont’s parent corporation is assembling a team to deal with a buy out.

Brewer, Sonora Gov Collaborating to Lure Tech Businesses to Area

Pair announce new partnership to attract companies from around the world to Arizona-Sonora region.

Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

Canadian Corp Plans to Purchase Rosemont's Parent Company

Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals' CEO says proposed mine southeast of Tucson is a solid project for them to take over.

CEO & President of the Downtown Tucson Partnership Michael Keith, Downtown Business Owner, Kade Mislinski, and Interior Architecture Miguel Fuentevilla talk about the development of downtown Tucson and future businesses that will be opening.

Goldwater Institute Sues Tucson Over Contracting Preferences

Phoenix-based group says unconstitutional to allow city contracts to be awarded for local companies even if they aren't lowest bidders.

Brent DeRaad, president and CEO of Visit Tucson, discusses the economic impact of the gem shows in the Tucson area every February.

Tucson Gem, Mineral Shows Bring Millions in Economic Impact

More than 50,000 people expected to attend this year; event will mean an estimated $85M for city, tourism expert says.

Cesar Aguirre, volunteer at Casa Maria, and Alan Jolivett, Hurricane Katrina evacuee, discuss the state of poverty, especially as it relates to the working poor.

Job Training, Agency Coordination Key for Improving Tucson Poverty

Programs that connect people with jobs and training work need to be collaborative, clients say.

solar panels

Fewer People Installing Rooftop Solar Panels in AZ

Less Arizona Public Service customers getting them in wake of state regulators' decision last Nov. to add a $5 monthly fee for new users.

Building a Southern Arizona Food Economy

Investors, advocates look for ways to grow local and get residents to buy local; it's healthier, they say.

AZ Bankruptcy Fillings Dropped in 2013, Report Says

Figures decreased by 18% in Arizona, slightly above national average which showed a decrease of 14%

Ricardo Pineda from the Mexican Consulate discusses his plans as the new Mexican Consul and the Mexican government's international relations goals for 2014.

Mexico Focusing on Economic Relationship with AZ

Sonora state and Mexico federal officials working on same business-sharing effort as Arizona officials.

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