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Arizona cannabis sales top $1.2 billion in first 11 months of 2021

Arizona cannabis sales continued on an upward trajectory in 2021, with the Arizona Department of Revenue reporting more than $1.23 billion in combined cannabis sales through the first 11 months of the year.... Read more»

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Az small-business owners outline problems with online sales tax ruling

Prescott businessman Brad Scott told lawmakers Tuesday that a Supreme Court ruling that was supposed to help small businesses compete against online retailers is instead threatening to drive small firms like his out of business. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Rothschild got Tucson to walk the line, now we could use a kick

Tucson's progress is worth noting because we've done better under Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's leadership, but the city still lags behind the rest of the country ways cities that don't want to lag. ... Read more»

Monday deadline to register to vote in Tucson sales tax election

The deadline to register to vote in next month's special election on a half-cent city sales tax is midnight on Monday, April 17. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

Phoenix to begin phasing out ‘emergency’ sales tax on food

The nation’s sixth-largest city is ready to begin phasing out an “emergency” sales tax on food that was added in 2010 to address a massive budget deficit.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Kromko on failed red-light petitions

Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker, Director of the Supportive Services to Veteran Families Program at the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter Mary Laughbaum, President and CEO Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Glenn Hamer, TUSD Boardmmber Mark Stegeman, petition organizer John Kromko, developer Richard Studwell... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Tracking Tucson-Phoenix passenger rail

Attorney John Munger, state Sen. Linda Lopez, Tucsoncitizen.com administrator Mark B. Evans, former Pima County Democratic Party chairman Paul Eckerstrom... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Border protection, at what cost?

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada on immigration reform and border security, plus Tucsonsentinel.com's Dylan Smith, GOP state Rep. Ethan Orr, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, and attorney Don Loose... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Details of Arizona's sales tax changes

Interviews with Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley, Arizona League of Cities and Towns head Ken Strobeck, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, plus Larry Hecker, chairman of the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee, and Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Filmmaker facing funding deadline for mariachi documentary

Bankruptcy attorney Jesse R. Callahan, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes, documentary filmmaker Daniel Buckley, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry head Glenn Hamer... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Sunnyside's Isqueirdo facing opposition

Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal on producing the play "8," plus Sunnyside Governing School Board member Buck Crouch, and developer Richard Studwell.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Senate sends Medicaid expansion to Brewer

Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small, Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel, Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Az House panel kills Medicaid expansion ... for now

Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley, Ken Strobeck of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Kieth, Republican strategist Sam Stone, and developer Richard Studwell.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Formula One in Southern Arizona?

Interviews with Ward 4 Councilwoman Shirley Scott, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fathers Day Council Lee Shaw, Director of the Steele Children's Research Center Dr. Fayez Ghishan, Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel, Tucsoncitizen.com administrator Mark B. Evans, and Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Farley predicts quick state budget deal

Interviews with Terry Dee of Habitat for Humanity's Habistore, Mark B. Evans of Tucsoncitizen.com, TucsonSentinel.com columnist Jimmy Zuma, GOP Rep. Ethan Orr and Democrat Sen. Steve Farley predicted a deal on the state budget will happen quickly — including an expansion of Medicaid.... Read more»1

Phx mayor: Break city's boom-and-bust economic cycle

Improving education, reforming immigration and creating a more welcoming business environment can help the nation’s sixth-largest city expand beyond an economy based on construction and real estate, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said last week.... Read more»

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