Business and Economics

Arizona Republicans push tax cuts as state surplus soars

Feb 13, 2020 Minority Democrats are opposed to most of the measures, which include cuts to property and income taxes.

Rio Nuevo starts prepping lawsuit against Tucson Gem Show site developer

Feb 6, 2020 Allan Norville has until Sept. 2020 to start construction on a permanent home for the Tucson Gem Show.

Group pushing title loan interest cap pulls plug on effort

Feb 4, 2020 The group says it won't move ahead due to a state law making it easier to challenge petitions.

Pima County sees growing demand for affordable housing

Jan 31, 2020 A county official discusses factors that contribute to a lack of access.

Economic impacts from Arizona’s $12 minimum wage

Jan 31, 2020 UA Eller College of Management economist Juan Pantano weighs in on its effect.

Teacher shortages, minimum wage increase straining school districts

Jan 31, 2020 A discussion with Pima County Schools Superintendent Dustin Williams.

Town of Florence assessing impact of possible prison closure

Jan 24, 2020 About 10% of the town budget is tied to the Florence State Prison.

As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined

Jan 14, 2020 Workers brought their fight to the state Capitol on Monday, rallying to demand that lawmakers hold foreign companies accountable for their treatment of U.S. workers.

Number of Mexicans granted work visas in the U.S. increases

Jan 13, 2020 Mexico praised the rise in migrants taking part in U.S. work visa programs, calling it a sign of the countries' strong economic partnership.

New online tool points consumers Native American-owned businesses

Jan 8, 2020 The RezRising website and phone app aims to not only draw attention to Native American entrepreneurs, but also change attitudes.

Arizona minimum wage workers get a raise this year

Jan 3, 2020 The minimum wage increased from $11 to $12 an hour as a result of a 2016 proposition.

The future automated workplace

Dec 19, 2019 How the "new industrial revolution" will affect jobs and education in Tucson and Pima County.

Striking mine worker unions call on government to intervene

Dec 17, 2019 The unions filed charges of unfair labor practices against Asarco in response to the company's best and final offer.

Regulators approve renewable energy plan for UA

Dec 11, 2019 The plan has Tucson Electric Power using solar and wind sources to meet all the university's electricity needs by 2021.

Food bank giving out energy-saving kits

Dec 9, 2019 TEP donated 11,000 kits with LED bulbs and water-saving gadgets for distribution at Tucson's food bank.

What’s the military’s economic impact in Arizona?

Dec 6, 2019 A 2017 study from the Maguire Company measured the military's economic output.

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