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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.

Arizona Budget Writers Gauging Effect of Wage Hike

Legislative committees to review the scope of the impact on different sectors.

An Arizona home.

Mortgage Rates on the Rise in Southern Arizona

Realtors association says average home payments are 8.9 percent higher than in October.

Tucson Church Shelters Central American Asylum Seekers

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

State Legislative Leaders: Education Is Top Priority

Also, a conversation with state Treasurer Jeff DeWit on the economy.

Members of the Arizona state Legislature meet at the Senate Building.

Wish List for State Business Leaders: Education, Roads

Also: Less regulation, expanded Arizona-Mexico trade, ballot initiative reform.

A view of Nogales, Ariz. and Nogales, Mexico.

As Shoppers Dwindle, Korean Merchants Depart Nogales

There were once more than 150 Korean families; now less than 40 remain.

Rafael Avila harvests corn grown from seeds that trace their lineage to the Aztec and Maya cultures. Small-plot farmers like Avila say the Mexican government has ignored small farmers since NAFTA was signed in 1994.

Mexico Mulls Options Should US Withdraw From NAFTA

Analysts fear an investment slowdown due to uncertainty over the agreement.

Tucson International Airport.

New Flights Have More Passengers Flying from Tucson

Tucson International Airport traffic was unusually high in October, November.

Year-end: 2016 Kick-Started Tucson's Economic Rebound

Dropping unemployment, new employers, and a growing downtown.

The exterior of the Southside Worker Center.

State High Court Won't Stop Higher Minimum Wage Jan. 1

Court turns down business organizations' request to freeze it for now; next action, February.

Winter visitors help Tucson ecocnomy

Golf Drives $4B to Arizona's Economy, UA Study Says

Sport was expendable and took a big hit in recession; now it has bounced back.

More Move to Arizona, Florida Than Other States in 2016

Moving company's trend tracker shows the two states displace Texas.

Will State Supreme Court Delay Minimum Wage Increase?

Business organizations want it stopped until full appeal can be heard.

Brick-Mortar Stores Still Busy in Age of Internet Shopping

Retail shops see rush once it's too late for delivery of online shopping orders.

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