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January 11, 2017

At the Great Start press conference with Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams, Flowing Wells School Superintendent Dr. David Baker and Sunnyside School Superintendent Steve Holmes, January 2017

Mayor launches Great Start Program

The program provides school districts with tickets to distribute to students so they can experience the arts, history and science at local museums and attractions.

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December 20, 2016

Press conference on immigrant rights, December 2016

Mayor’s statement on immigrant rights

(Mayor’s prepared remarks from 12/20/16 press conference) Vice Mayor Romero and I wanted to hold this press conference to do two things: 1) to reassure our immigrant community that the City of Tucson is committed to protecting the rights and well-being of all our residents; and 2) to make our immigrant community aware of the […]

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December 7, 2016

Tucson and state will square off in court over gun laws and local control

Arizona Daily Star “After the Tucson City Council refused Tuesday to permanently stop the practice of destroying confiscated firearms, Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked the Arizona Supreme Court to cut off the city’s state aid.” Read more…

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December 6, 2016

Steller: NAFTA hurt some places, but it’s been a boon for us

Arizona Daily Star “For Tucson and Southern Arizona — for the whole state, as a matter of fact — NAFTA has on balance been a boon that is paying increasing dividends year after year.” Read more…

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Facing legal action, Tucson council to discuss gun destruction

Arizona Daily Star “The issue involves a new state law known as SB 1487. Signed by Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this year, it restricts local governments from passing any laws that conflict with state laws, and jeopardizes their state-shared revenue if they don’t repeal such laws.” Read more…

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City of Tucson and Arizona enter into legal fight

KJZZ “‘We believe the law as it is written is patently unconstitutional,’ Mayor Jonathan Rothschild told reporters. ‘We believe that it violates the actual Arizona Constitution, which gives charter cities certain rights.’” Read more…

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December 2, 2016

Former Wrightstown Elementary dedicated as Tucson housing community

Arizona Daily Star “The first conversion of a former Tucson Unified School District elementary school into a housing community was dedicated Thursday.” Read more…

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Mexican Foreign Secretary in Tucson, next in high-level visits from Mexico

Arizona Public Media “Earlier this week, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. met with lieutenant governors in Nogales, Arizona. He was also in Tucson to meet with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.” Read more…

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December 1, 2016

With Tucson Poets Laureate William Pitt Root and Rebecca Seiferle, September 2012

Call for nominations: Tucson Poet Laureate

Nominations Open: December 1, 2016 Deadline for Nominations: February 1, 2017, 5:00 PM Review Panel to Select 3 Finalists: February 18, 2017 Final Selection by Tucson Mayor: March 1, 2017 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: TUCSON POET LAUREATE NOMINATION MATERIALS ACCEPTED DECEMBER 1, 2016–FEBRUARY 1, 2017, 5:00 PM OVERVIEW The City of Tucson, the Arts Foundation for […]

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November 22, 2016

Get Started Tucson celebrated entrepreneurial spirit

Inside Tucson Business “Mayor Rothschild, during his surprise speech, announced a new competition that will be done in partnership with Centro Fox, part of Startup Mexico.” Read more…

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