December 2012

Economists take on Arizona's short-term pros and cons

Alan Maguire, President of the Maguire Company, and Dennis Hoffman of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University offer perspectives on when Arizona will return to its prosperous, pre-recession mode. Maguire and Hoffman both believe Arizona should try to attract companies and jobs from California, but Hoffman warns that Arizona's competitors--like Texas--will be eager to point out the state's shortcomings, including spending on K-12 education.

Mayor Elaine Scruggs' exit interview

Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, who will leave office in January, talks about her nearly twenty years of leading the west valley city. Scruggs addresses accomplishments like transportation advancements and the building of the University of Phoenix Stadium. She also talks about the changing relationship with the Phoenix Coyotes and whether the city would be better off if the team moved out of town.