City employees will get their promised pay raises next year.
A citizens group hopes to dramatically alter how the city provides retirement benefits for its employees. And it's trying to bypass the City Council to do it, by putting the issue on the November ballot.
The following editorial appeared Monday in the Philadelphia Daily News:
Pay raises the City Council thought would total $5.3 million when it approved them last month are now going to cost taxpayers $11 million a year.
About three dozen residents packed into the Ward 6 conference room Monday evening to air their frustrations about city government and raise questions about the proposed budget.
TUSD has found a way to close what was once a projected $17 million budget deficit with the help of some recommendations from employee groups.
Tucson taxpayers are likely facing another year of budget cuts and service rollbacks.
Tucson needs to figure out how to close a $15 million budget gap next fiscal year.
The following editorial appeared Sunday in The Washington Post:
PHOENIX - It was illegal for Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature to refuse to increase state aid to schools to fully account for inflation, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is meeting with financial aides Monday to see how much more money the state can put into public education.
All but three of the Tucson Unified School District's schools meet the proposed criteria the district is expected to use when it determines which schools it may close and consolidate, according to documents released Thursday.
The Tucson Unified School District will wait until after the Nov. 6 election to approve its school consolidation criteria, which would be used to identify schools for closure and consolidation.
WASHINGTON — The United States has now spent $1 trillion more than it’s taken in for four straight years.
Tucson's largest school district is set to move forward with community discussions on how to address a looming budget shortfall.
The city's five golf courses have been losing money for most of the past decade, prompting city officials to divert money intended for street maintenance, parks and public safety to cover golf's losses.
For the first time in five years, city employees have a shot at cost-of-living pay raises, albeit small ones.
Forecast for summer: wet, with a scattered chance of diving.
PHOENIX - Arizonans may soon be able to divert more of what they
owe in income taxes to help students attend private and parochial