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June 19, 2018

Swimmers, cyclists, sports leagues among beneficiaries of proposed $225M Tucson parks bond

Arizona Daily Star “From swimmers to cyclists to youth sports leagues, there is a little something for everyone under a proposed plan to spend $225 million on Tucson parks and recreational areas.” Read more…

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May 17, 2018

Amazon to open giant warehouse in Tucson, plans to hire more than 1,500 people

Arizona Daily Star “The Amazon announcement solidifies Tucson as a major logistics hub, officials said, noting that the company has not asked for incentives and penned the deal based on the demographics and geography.” Read more…

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May 16, 2018

Amazon bringing more than 1,500 jobs to Tucson

Tucson News Now “Amazon caps off what has been an incredible year for new job growth in Tucson. Raytheon announced the beginning of an expansion which will bring 2,000 high paying jobs to Tucson. C3, a call center announced last week its expanding by 1,500 jobs. Geico announced an additional 700 new jobs. There have […]

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May 14, 2018

Rothschild: Prepped industrial space entices employers to Tucson

Arizona Public Media “Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild thinks the metro area can help entice new employers by getting vacant industrial and commercial land as close to shovel ready as possible.” Read more…

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May 11, 2018

Raytheon on hiring spree as Tucson expansion takes shape

Arizona Daily Star “Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said local officials worked hard to craft agreements to relocate Hughes Access Road, create a buffer zone south of Raytheon’s plant and expand the tax set asides under an annexation agreement, but it was all worth it.” Read more…

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May 7, 2018

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Budget move may take away raises for some teachers

KJZZ “One of the issues that got a lot of attention as the Arizona legislative session was winding down was to shift the cost of school desegregation funding from the state to counties.” Read more…

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April 25, 2018

Mayor’s statement on #RedforEd

“If we want our children to have a good education, we have to pay for it. Teachers are not going to continue to work in Arizona if they can add $10,000, $20,000, or more to their salary by moving to a state next door. The state legislature must fix this, without taking funds from other […]

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Kidco will be open all day Thursday and Friday during teacher walkout

Arizona Daily Star “The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department will offer an all-day Kidco program Thursday and Friday for currently registered participants to help families during the teacher walkout.” Read more…

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April 22, 2018

Tucson council backs plan to give some police officers 15% pay boost

Arizona Daily Star “Specifically, the council has reduced the projected number of police officers it plans to hire in fiscal year 2019 from 120 to 110. The city will turn the roughly $650,000 set aside for training those 10 officers into raises for experienced officers.” Read more…

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April 4, 2018

Tucson Museum of Art receives $2.5 million gift from Trustee and Tucson business leader, I. Michael Kasser

Globe Newswire “’Tucson’s commitment to building and sustaining quality arts organizations that reflect my desire, and that of Mayor Rothschild, for the city to grow as a cultural destination,’ Kasser said in a statement.” Read more…

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