Phoenix budget fix could come down to finding $1.5M in revenue

The Phoenix City Council needs to come up with $11 million in revenue increases next month in order to solve the city’s $37.7 million budget shortfall. The council already approved other budget fixes on the spending side — including a contentious fight over police pay — but still needs to figure out $11 million worth […]

Phoenix council members also taking pay cut

The Republic regularly asks Phoenix City Council members and the mayor to share their thoughts on issues. This month, the council approved new contracts that cut compensation for employee unions. These contracts include a 1.6 percent pay and benefit cut next fiscal year and a 0.9 cut in the following year. The cuts will help […]