Headlines: Redistricting Chair's removal holds; Tucson furlough days may be going away

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled the removed redistricting commission's chairwoman, won't be reinstated.

Governor Jan Brewer and the state legislature removed Colleen Mathis last week.

The justices denied the commission's request to put Mathis' removal on hold, pending the outcome of the commission's challenge.

The governor and other republicans criticized the commission's mapping plan for congressional districts saying it favors democrats, but they were not able to name any specific misconduct by Mathis.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- And furlough days for City of Tucson workers may soon be a thing of the past.

In a report generated for Wednesday's city council meeting, Assistant City Manager Kelly Gotchalk says revenues are increasing and the city is able to transfer more money to reserve funds.

She will recommend Furlough days scheduled in the first six months of 2012 be rescinded.