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Budget Cuts

House budget would boost funding for vocational education in Pima County

Career and technical education programs in Pima County could get a small budget boost if the state Senate passes the House-approved budget.

March 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sunnyside cuts 7 school librarian positions

Sunnyside cuts 7 school librarian positions

The Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board voted Tuesday to eliminate seven full-time librarian positions next school year as a cost-saving measure.

March 12, 2014 10:02 am Related Loading…

Sunnyside revamps early learning center to cut costs

Ocotillo Early Learning Center will eliminate its infant and toddler programs and reduce preschool classes for low-income students next school year.

February 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside cost cutting measures detailed

The Sunnyside Unified School District has moved forward with its proposed budget cuts, but district officials do not know yet who will be laid off, who will be moved and how the new, restructured schools will look.

December 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside to cut teachers, and close or restructure schools to save $6 million

The Sunnyside Unified School District will move forward with its proposed budget cuts despite objections from some employees who say they didn’t have any input.

November 27, 2013 10:00 amLoading…

Food-stamp cuts start today

WASHINGTON — More than 1.1 million Arizonans who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — better known as food stamps — will see their benefits reduced today in a long-planned national cut.

November 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside schools will seek override to avert new cuts

Sunnyside Unified School District will hold an override election in November in an effort to prevent further staff and program cuts.

June 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Budget cuts lead to longer lines at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX — National Park Service budget cuts are blamed for longer lines, reduced hours and dirtier bathrooms at Grand Canyon National Park and other Arizona attractions.

June 17, 2013 2:36 pmLoading…

Arizona Republicans to own leaders: Cut $400M or budget dies

PHOENIX - Some GOP lawmakers are threatening to torpedo the budget being pushed by their own leaders if $400 million in planned spending is not cut.

June 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Senate panel OKs $82M for schools, makes big cuts

PHOENIX - A Senate panel approved $82 million in court-ordered inflation aid for public schools, while at the same time eliminating hundreds of millions of dollars a year in future school funding.

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Unified vote tonight may cut 187 jobs

Tucson Unified vote tonight may cut 187 jobs

The Tucson Unified School Distrct Governing Board will vote tonight on whether to issue pink slips to nearly 200 teachers, librarians, counselors and other certified employees.

May 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Flight delays pile up Monday after FAA budget cuts

NEW YORK — It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers. Flight delays piled up all along the East Coast Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts.

April 22, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Tucson City Council looking to cut public-safety pensions costs

With Tucson police and fire pension costs expected to jump 20 percent next year, to $42 million, the City Council voted Tuesday to create a task force to search for ways to scale back on the costs.

April 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside board to vote tonight on array of cuts

The Sunnyside Unified School District is expected to take the final steps toward closing its budget deficit at tonight's special Governing Board meeting.

April 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson is still facing $15 million gap in budget

Tucson taxpayers are likely facing another year of budget cuts and service rollbacks.

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Ryan Field tower may close April 7

Ryan Field tower may close April 7

Tucson's Ryan Airfield and three other small Arizona airports remain on a list of small airports that face closure of their contractor-operated air-traffic control towers April 7, as part of automatic federal budget cuts expected to start kicking in next week.

March 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside may cut teachers, programs at Ocotillo center

The Sunnyside Unified School District is considering cutting teachers and other positions at the Ocotillo Early Learning Center, scaling back the center but quelling fears about its possible closure.

March 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD to continue free full-day kindergarten

The Tucson Unified School District is guaranteeing free full-day kindergarten in the fall despite being faced with a looming $17 million budget deficit.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside won't cut PE to close gap in budget

The Sunnyside Unified School District will not cut elementary school physical education teachers to help close its budget gap.

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House: ‘Career officials at ICE’ released illegal immigrants from custody

WASHINGTON — The White House worked Wednesday to distance itself from the recent release of illegal immigrants from federal custody, a move officials at the Department of Homeland Security suggested was necessary given looming budget cuts.

February 27, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

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