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Are Presidential Candidates' Economic Plans Viable?

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

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.

Pie Party Celebrates Tucson's Sweet Side

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A wrap on the 2017 State Budget; a doctor from Pakistan makes a difference in Marana; new book details UA role in space exploration.

METRO WEEK: Pro/Con Debate on Pima County Bond Election

$816 million borrowing proposal would require higher property taxes.

METRO WEEK: City Government Lacks Fiscal Plan, Leadership

How did past city decisions shape the budget struggle, poverty and politics?

METRO WEEK: The Rest of the Tax Story

State tax decisions drive local decisions, economist says.

The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

Ducey Names Director of Arizona-Mexico Commission

Former UA Assistant VP Kim Sabow will head nonprofit trade group.

Governor Doug Ducey ceremonially signs Senate Bill 1441 on May 1, 2015. The bill was spearheaded by Copper Creek Elementary students and made into law during the regular legislative session.

Ducey: State Must Stop Spending Money We Don't Have

Local governments say budget has forced them to raise taxes

Pima County Board of Supervisors at a meeting in early April 2015.

Pima County Will Hold Bond Election in November

Voters to decide on borrowing money for projects in 7 subject areas, including roads


Tax Bracket Changes Proposed

State bill to adjust tax brackets for inflation clears first legislative hurdle

Tucson International Airport

Business Report: What Effects Will Gov. Ducey's Budget Have Locally?

Plus, what impact could an aesthetic project have on the economy?

Defense Funding Bill: Good News for Arizona Copper Mine

Deal involving land swap has drawn opposition from conservationists, Native American tribes.

Some Undocumented Farmworkers Could Benefit from Obama's Immigration Changes

Although executive action doesn't address them directly, many have children who are US citizens.

Mexican Consulate Flooded with Calls Since Obama’s Immigration Changes

Officials set up hotline and mobile app to help prevent scams, provide correct information.

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

Feds Target Human Smuggling Successfully in AZ

Officials say unlike Texas, Grand Canyon state experiences decline in "stash house" discoveries.

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