Mesa is working to revitalize its downtown, and make sure artists still have an affordable place to live. And, musicians are now on call to play for hospital patients.
Arizonans Are Hopeful For State Of The Union Address
The president is expected to talk about many issues on Tuesday night in the State of the Union address, but some are listening for President Obama to address specific concerns from last year. Obama is expected to address education, and Arizona State University student Anthony Scott hopes this means an easier path to paying for school.
“I think the president should talk about education, especially with loans. I’m a student, I have loans so I could really relate to this, and you know, him talking about ways to deal with the debt and finding ways to lower the interest rate or keeping it low so that people can continue to go to school would be a great way to succeed or keep going," said Scott.
The president is expected to talk about many issues, but some are listening for Obama to address specific concerns from last year.
"The economy and how they’re gonna fix the healthcare problems. I mean there’s the whole website issue, but we haven’t even gotten to the part on claims payment and that kind of thing," said Barb Kurfman, an insurance underwriter.
Added humanities researcher Michael Simeone,“And looking for some semblance of caring about privacy for citizens or regulations of the NSA, which right now seems to be running without any regulation at all.”