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Romero, Phoenix mayor join White House push for infrastructure plan

Tucson Mayor Romero and Phoenix Mayor Gallego joined other mayors and governors at the White House on Wednesday to push for the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a measure she has said is needed to reverse decades of “massive underinvestment.”... Read more»

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. Passing the DREAM Act became harder this week as Republicans ramped up their anti-immigration messaging amid a surge of migrant children crossing the border.... Read more»

Mesa mayor says lifting bonds’ tax-exempt status could hurt cities

While much of Washington is focused on the impact of Friday’s “sequestration” cuts, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith is worried that a proposed solution to that problem could end up seriously hurting cities.... Read more»

Rothschild optimistic despite slow jobs growth forecast

Arizona’s metro areas are at least four years away from returning to pre-recession employment levels, according to a report issued Wednesday.... Read more»1