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Arizona Mayors Push For Money To Speed Up Border Transportation Project

Mayors from across the state are pushing for a $25 million federal grant, which would speed up a transportation project just north of the Nogales Port of Entry.

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant has the support of all nine of Arizona’s members of Congress — the state could hear later this year if it’ll get the money.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is one of those advocating for the grant.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.