Politics and Government

$1.26B Pima County Budget Gets Tentative OK; Taxes Rise

May 23, 2017 $18.47 a year property tax increase for median home will help pay for street work.

Episode 316: The Shape of Health Care in Arizona

May 19, 2017 A new health plan working through Congress, we ask what's next for coverage in the Grand Canyon State?

Episode 138: Sales Tax Passes - Tucson's Plans to Spend on Roads, Safety

May 19, 2017 Plus: decriminalizing mental illness, the end of the Legislative session and the state of the city budget.

Legislature Giveth to Pima, Taketh from Maricopa

May 17, 2017 In apparent political move, Pima gets $400,000 Maricopa lost in anti-gang money.

$100M Road Repair Plan Floated for Pima County

May 17, 2017 County chief proposes 25 cents of property tax be dedicated funding source.

Tucson Voters Approve Sales Tax for Public Safety, Roads

May 16, 2017 Nearly 62% of voters OK half-cent increase that will raise $250 million in 5 years.

Special Election Day: Tucsonans Decide on Sales Tax

May 16, 2017 Increase of half-cent would raise $250 million for public safety, street repairs.

Event Looks to Move Mental Illness From Jail to Treatment

May 16, 2017 More than 300 practitioners to attend 'Decriminalizing Mental Illness' conference.

Traffic Flowing Despite Work on Grant Road, Official Says

May 16, 2017 Project expands road but aims to minimize lane restrictions and intersection closures.

Tucson Sales Tax Election Count Tuesday; Turn in Ballots

May 15, 2017 City seeks half-cent increase in tax to pay for public safety equipment, street repairs.

How the Border Wall Cuts Across Mexico's Political Landscape

May 15, 2017 Some say a barrier could put pressure on Mexico's political class to make changes at home.

Flu Cases Remain High in Pima County, Statewide

May 15, 2017 More than 100 cases in Pima County, and nearly 500 cases across Arizona.

State Funding Dropped, January 8 Memorial Turns to Public

May 15, 2017 GoFundMe campaign launched to raise $1.5 million.

Turnout at 24.6% So Far in Tucson Tax Election

May 12, 2017 Nearly 63,000 ballots received, with four days to go on Proposition 101.

Four Arizona Monuments Under Review

May 11, 2017 Department of Interior looking at 27 nationally and taking public input.

Arizona Legislators End with Tax Cuts, Not Restoring Welfare

May 11, 2017 Session adjourns Wednesday evening with flurry of last-minute cuts for businesses.

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