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City considers borrowing money to pay off old loans, fund streetcar

The city could borrow $45 million next year to cover streetcar costs, adjust this year’s debt payment and refinance older debt to save on interest rates.

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Some Tucson businesses still paying expired tax

More than 1,000 Tucson businesses could still be paying an expired tax on their buildings, not realizing the levy was abolished last year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Selling sick leave nets millions for top Tucson police, fire officers

Selling sick leave nets millions for top Tucson police, fire officers

Tucson spent nearly $5 million buying back unused sick days from police officers and firefighters the past two years — and shelled out another $2 million in what the city attorney now says were illegal pension contributions for those unworked days.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson budget cuts won't hurt core services, Miranda says

Tucson budget cuts won't hurt core services, Miranda says

After hearing Tuesday about proposed city job cuts and other budget reductions, Tucson City Council members were mostly concerned some of the changes could diminish police, fire and park services.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

City manager proposes job cuts to help balance budget

City Manager Richard Miranda has proposed eliminating 92 positions and trimming $25 million from the budget as a starting point to rein in Tucson’s finances.

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City employees retiring pre-65 straining health-insurance plan

When most workers retire before they are Medicare-eligible at 65, they have to bear the costs of health insurance on their own.

March 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Government pension system ruling likely to hit taxpayer pocketbooks

A recent Arizona Supreme Court decision overturning a 2011 law designed to keep pension costs down could cost Tucson millions of dollars.

March 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City service analysis finds scant room for budget cuts

Even if the city eliminates every one of its “nonmandated” programs next year, it will still come up $8 million short of balancing its budget.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Water still collecting tax that was supposed to expire

A tax on Tucson Water that was supposed to expire almost three years ago is still being charged by the city.

December 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City asking voters for permission to spend more

Tucson has plenty of financial troubles looming in the near future.

October 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City appoints new finance director

The city appointed a new finance director earlier this week.

August 09, 2013 4:28 pmLoading…

Tucson budget, planning is focus of Monday forum

For weeks the Tucson City Council has squabbled over the budget.

May 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Enke course may get reprieve as feds review plan to close it

Enke course may get reprieve as feds review plan to close it

From the left, Mike Swearingen and cousins Aaron Lostutter and Christian Lostutter walk to the sixth hole at Fred Enke Golf Course. The National Park Service has questions about its possible closure to golfers.

December 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Enke course may get reprieve as feds review plan to close it

Enke course may get reprieve as feds review plan to close it

A golfer plays along the seventh hole at Fred Enke Golf Course. The city plans to close the course if a private operator doesn't step up.

December 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Enke course may get reprieve as feds review plan to close it

Enke course may get reprieve as feds review plan to close it

Residents may be able to tee off at Fred Enke Golf Course a little longer than expected because a recent decision from the National Park Service could extend its life.

December 31, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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East-side Enke golf course to be closed

East-side Enke golf course to be closed

The Fred Enke Golf Course's days are numbered. The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to shut down the course and turn it into a "natural passive park" at the end of June 2013 unless an outside management group is willing and able to step in and turn Enke, not to mention the rest …

October 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
City looks to close Enke golf property

City looks to close Enke golf property

If you enjoy walking the links at Fred Enke Golf Course, you might want to schedule your tee time before it's too late.

October 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson's Fred Enke Golf Course to be shut down

Tucson's Fred Enke Golf Course to be shut down

Larry Robbins and grandson Zak Freeland, 12, putt on the practice greens at the Fred Enke Golf Course last week. The City Council today voted to close Tucson’s Fred Enke Golf Course.

October 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Prop. 409 seeks $100M for Tucson streets

Potholes making your daily commute an obstacle course? Gaping crevices threatening the life of your alignment?

September 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Top 1,000 city salaries dwarf area's average pay

Top 1,000 city salaries dwarf area's average pay

If you feel a tad underpaid in your current job, you may want to consider dropping off an application at the city of Tucson or Pima County.

August 05, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

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