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Economic impacts from Arizona’s $12 minimum wage

UA Eller College of Management economist Juan Pantano weighs in on its effect.

Teacher shortages, minimum wage increase straining school districts

A discussion with Pima County Schools Superintendent Dustin Williams.

Town of Florence assessing impact of possible prison closure

About 10% of the town budget is tied to the Florence State Prison.

As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined

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

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

Arizona minimum wage workers get a raise this year

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

The future automated workplace

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

Striking mine worker unions call on government to intervene

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

Food bank giving out energy-saving kits

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?

A 2017 study from the Maguire Company measured the military's economic output.

Sinema sponsors bill to help cover cost of family leave

The bill is a bipartisan proposal with White House support.

Streetcar from the airport to Tucson Mall? A federal grant could put plans in motion.

As the city looks to expand its transit network, it wants to prevent gentrification and displacement.

Raytheon Missile Systems president discusses growth and priorities in Tucson

Plus, young employees share what it's like to work at the company.

East side development renews concerns about water and growth

Members of the City Council say it's time for the state to pitch in with CAP water.

Hopes and concerns over tourism investment in Mexico

The current administration has cut expenses like promotional campaigns, but officials are optimistic about growth.

What data can tell us about Southern Arizona’s economic well-being

The MAP Dashboard measures the Tucson metro's performance in 36 socioeconomic indicators.

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