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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Arizona Week, Jan. 13, 2017.

State of the State and a Schools-Focused Budget

Education and the economy dominated the week's news from the Arizona Capitol.

A hallway at Desert Christian High School.

Education the Centerpiece of Ducey's $9.79 Billion Budget

Promising resources for state schools and more teacher pay, including 2% annual raises.

Tucson Church Shelters Central American Asylum Seekers

Plus, Tucson works with businesses; what local governments want from state lawmakers.

Downtown Tucson

Economists Predict Strong Year Ahead for Tucson, Nation

Tucson poised for growth behind increased federal spending, population growth.

Supervisors Approve Leasing 2 Downtown Lots to Rio Nuevo

Pima County aims to avoid economic development incentive issues.

Tucson's Sun Tran Bus Fares to Increase by 25 Cents in January

Those paying cash will see largest increase, prepaid 'SunGO' cards will save.

Mexican Foreign Secretary In Tucson, Next in High-Level Visits From Mexico

Massieu acknowledged recent sense of uncertainty, though said that is typical in a change of leadership.

Immigration and the Economy, if Campaign Promises Hold

Plus, looking ahead with a Border Patrol union rep; looking back with political analysis.

September Sees Back-to-School Boost for Arizona Employment

The start of the academic year means roughly 30,000 people were hired last month, according to state data.

Company CEO Jim Cantrell said a Vector rocket is small enough to fit on the back of a commercial truck.

Rocket Manufacturer to Boost Tucson Economy with 200 Jobs

Vector Space Systems will add $225 million to the local GDP over the next five years.

Are Presidential Candidates' Economic Plans Viable?

Also, analyses of the first debate, a discussion of the youth vote and more.

crowded traffic on highway

'Mariposa Road' Improvements Moved Up Two Years

Phase one of SR 189 rebuild will start in 2019.

A man works on a housing construction site.

Will Prop 206 Boost or Bust Arizona Job Market?

Proponents say current minimum is unlivable; opponents call 206 a job killer.

What Can Politicians Actually Do To Improve the Economy?

Three experts weigh in on how public policy can improve Arizona's financial well-being.

Arizona Offers Amnesty Program for Back Taxes

Recovery program offers penalty-free chance to settle up.

Arizona Unemployment Grows for Fourth Straight Month

Jobless rate hits 6 percent as people enter workforce faster than job creation.

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