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Mayor Regina Romero launched her campaign for reelection at the Viscount Suites on Wednesday, which was also International Women's Day, by touting her success during the first four years of her term.

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero launched her reelection campaign this week, timing it with the celebration of International Women's Day as she boasted the work she's done for the homeless, small businesses and families in the city. Read more»

Los jóvenes interesados ​​en ganar dinero y experiencia laboral temprana durante sus vacaciones de verano pueden ganar $15.75 por hora o más trabajando a tiempo parcial con el Programa de Empleo Juvenil de Verano del Condado Pima. Read more»

Youth interested in gaining money and early work experience during their summer vacations can make $15.75 an hour or more working part-time with the Pima County Summer Youth Employment Program. Read more»

A now-hiring sign is posted at Chase Bank in downtown Phoenix on Feb. 21, 2023. Economists say the churn of people moving between jobs is driving up wages.

For Arizona residents, the job market has tilted in favor of job seekers in a way rarely seen - but there are reasons for workers to be concerned that wages are not keeping up with costs. Read more»

Federal law requires emergency departments at Medicare-participating hospitals to care for anyone who shows up.

ER doctors are increasingly being replaced by “midlevel practitioners,” who can perform many of the same duties and generate much of the same revenue for less than half the pay - though evidence that suggests dropping doctors from ERs may not be good for patients. Read more»

U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman speaks at Mercado San Agustín on Thursday alongside Tucson Mayor Regina Romero to tout Biden's economic plan and promise more investment in small businesses and Latino entrepreneurs.

White House Cabinet member Isabella Casillas Guzman joined Tucson Mayor Regina Romero on Thursday to promise investment by the Biden administration in local shops and in Latino small business owners. Read more»

La administradora de pequeñas empresas de EE. UU. Isabella Casillas Guzmán habla en el Mercado San Agustín el jueves junto con la Alcaldesa de Tucson Regina Romero para promocionar el plan económico de Biden y prometer más inversiones en pequeñas empresas y empresarios latinos.

La miembro del gabinete de la Casa Blanca, Isabella Casillas Guzmán, se unió a la Alcaldesa de Tucson Regina Romero el jueves para prometer inversiones por parte de la administración Biden en tiendas locales y en propietarios de pequeñas empresas latinas. Read more»

Phoenix police officers during a traffic stop on Nov. 13, 2017 in South Phoenix.

Arizona police departments have been struggling for years to hire enough officers, but one Republican legislator says that’s no reason the state shouldn’t require that they respond to calls sooner — and punish them if they don’t hit the state mandate. Read more»

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) listen on Feb. 7, 2023. The speech marks Biden’s first address to the new Republican-controlled House.

President Biden began his State of the Union address Tuesday — his first to a divided Congress — with an appeal to bipartisan priorities, but later criticized parts of the GOP agenda and got a sense of Republicans’ appetite for conflict during one combative stretch. Read more»

Even though this is the second-largest increase in the history of the CCDBG program, it is nowhere near the level of funding states received to keep the child care industry afloat during the pandemic.

A federal program critical to helping low-income families pay for child care received a $1.9 billion increase late last year - but if states simply use the funds to provide more families with vouchers or subsidies, there might not be enough providers to serve them. Read more»

A design for American Battery Factory's planned headquarters and 'gigafactory' in Tucson.

The city of Tucson will reimburse $4 million in tax revenue to American Battery Factory and $300,000 to Sion Power if both companies create dozens of manufacturing jobs with the new factories they'll building during the next five years. Read more»

Dozens of PE, arts and music and other teachers across 16 Tucson Unified School District elementary and middle school campuses may be out of jobs at the end of the year, as officials shift spending plans for remaining federal pandemic relief funds. Read more»

Lawmakers and state officials will have to somehow bridge the gap between the priorities of the two parties and pass a budget by June 30 to avoid a government shutdown.

With a possible recession on the horizon and amid great economic uncertainty, the state of Arizona will have quite a bit of extra cash in its general fund this year — but that excess will quickly dwindle in the next few years with current spending. Read more»

A look at the roadwork projects in the draft RTA plan would suggest Tucson is doing OK in the fight for projects.

Tucson looks like it's coming out OK in a draft RTA Next plan, with 24 of 37 projects slated for the region's urban core. Plus, Pima County dives into initial appearances and Buffalo Soldiers, and more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Voters in November authorized allowing undocumented Arizona high school graduates to pay in-state tuition and receive state financial aid.

The Arizona Legislature has been in session for barely a week, and already Republican lawmakers are saying bipartisanship appears firmly out of reach and the state is headed for a government shutdown this summer.  Read more»

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