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State Revenues Rise, Driven by Construction

Taxes paid by contractors up 18% in first two months of fiscal year; overall income slightly above budget.

AZ Week: US Needs Immigration to Boost Economy

Lawyer who specializes in helping employers get technically skilled foreign workers says reform a must.

AZ Jobless Rate Rises to 8.3%; Job Growth Continues

39,800 jobs added in August; year-over-year job growth rate remains steady at 2%, state officials report.

Sabino Canyon Area Development Approved

High-density housing plan draws neighborhood opposition, but county gives go-ahead.

AZ Among Highest Poverty Levels in Nation, Census Figures Say

Nearly 23% of state's population living 125% below poverty line; 8th highest among all states.

New Federal Law Pushes Back Next Step for Rosemont

It will be efficient Sept 27, meaning mine's impact study won't be available until November.

Do to the change in testing students, success emerged in the Vail School District as they are now the top-rated, multi-school district in the State of Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

AZ Reduces Per Pupil Spending By 17%, Report Says

Okla, Ala only 2 states that decreased such spending much more; however state increased school funding by 1.8%

Efforts Underway to Educate Arizonans On Affordable Care Act

Estimates indicate more than 1 million residents will qualify for financial healthcare assistance.

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State Will Borrow to Pay Off Fed Unemployment Debt

DES refinancing $200M by going to private market, eliminating need for tax increase on employers.

Arts in Pima County Mean More Than $80M to Local Economy

Direct spending higher than Maricopa, national average, according to studies measuring financial impact of arts and culture

Chistopher Conover discusses Arizona's finances and talks about how much money Arizona collected in Fiscal Year 2013, versus how much the state spent.

Brewer: State Finished Last Year With Big Cash Balance

Preliminary report on 2012-13 fiscal year shows budget at $895M in black; state deficit will be gone early.

Old Pima County courthouse in downtown Tucson.

Huckelberry: Delay Pima County Bond Election

Half-billion ballot measure targeted for 2014 should be put off to allow property tax base to recover, he says.

Corporation Commission Drops Power Deregulation

Constitutional questions cited in 4-1 vote ending effort that was opposed by utilities, consumer groups.

Fresh fruit sits on the loading dock of Mariposa Port, ready for inspection.

Upgrades at Mariposa Port Expected to Boost Nogales

Mayor, produce industry say renovations at commercial entry from Mexico will speed traffic, add jobs.

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Foreclosure Situation in AZ Continues Improving

State drops again in national rankings, to 13th, down 62.4% in one year; Phoenix, Tucson show big declines.

Sawmill Reopens for White Mountain Apache Tribe

185 jobs in Whiteriver and big role in eastern AZ forest restoration project from $10M federal loan.

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