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The Tucson agenda

Tucson City Council to consider hiring 206 more staffers; COVID dollars keep flowing

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega will ask the City Council to spend $82 million filling out the 2022-23 budget. Local school districts are looking to spend federal coronavirus relief dollars on heating, cooling, shots and new teachers.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Sahuarita's mega surplus; TUSD needs auditors

The political world loves "rainy day funds," but Sahaurita's excess cash is borderline insane. Meanwhile, a Tucson Unified School District's audit committee woes are the fault of a community that doesn't want to step up.... Read more»

TUSD faces $58M cut - one of largest in state - as Arizona school funding cap looms

As an effort to lift a spending cap for Arizona schools stalled in the state Legislature, local leaders warned that allowing the bar to take effect would result in a "catastrophic cut" to education. ... Read more»

Treasury warns Ducey that federal funds cannot be to 'undermine' COVID mitigation

The U.S. Treasury warned Gov. Doug Ducey that he cannot use federal funds intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as leverage against school districts that implemented mask mandates. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will apps educate your baby?

A conversation with UA Communication Prof. Dale Kunkel. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, Catalina Foothills School District Superintendent Mary Kamerzell. Plus, the every other Tuesday arts report with Dan Gibson, editor of the Tucson Weekly.... Read more»