Business News

March 1, 2017

Mayor receives Small Business Advocate Award

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild received a Small Business Advocate Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Partner America program this morning at a gathering of business owners at City Hall.

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February 9, 2017

Mayor welcomes Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

Thursday, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild officially opened the 63rd Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show…

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February 1, 2017

Apply now to serve on the new Tucson Police-Community Advisory Council. Learn more at

Tucson Police Department seeks advisory council members

Apply online here or download an application here.

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January 25, 2017

Tucson, South Tucson are not sanctuary cities

Arizona Daily Star “Tucson and the city of South Tucson are not ‘sanctuary cities,’ officials said Wednesday, the day President Trump signed an executive order to withhold federal grants to communities that protect illegal immigrants.” Read more…

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January 21, 2017

Women’s March in Tucson—Mayor’s prepared remarks

Programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, that have brought a measure of security to millions and millions of older and disabled Americans; programs like the Affordable Care Act, that have insured more than 20 million Americans—these and many other programs are under attack.

Yet these are the programs that helped make this country great…

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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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