DALLAS -- General-fund spending among Maricopa County, Ariz.’s 10 largest cities — Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, Surprise and Avondale — is set to increase by about 2% in the current fiscal year, according to a survey by the Arizona Republic.

The slight increase comes after years of deep cuts that led to pay freezes and layoffs.  Sales and income taxes are rebounding, and property-tax collections are expected to climb in fiscal 2015 for the first time in several years, officials said.

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