Economist Jim Rounds on whether the major party gubernatorial nominees Fred Duval and Doug Ducey will actually be able to implement any of their fiscal plans, considering the state is facing another huge budget deficit.
Americans as independent voters
Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson explains why he’s an independent and an advocate for open primaries.
Johnson says being nonpartisan is a nice system to work under, and people are more diverse and friendly. He says working with a partisan system brings more extreme people to cater to, and independent voters are left on the sidelines. Johnson says partisanship leads to extremes and disconnect between things that should be connected, like having to choose between being pro-employer and pro-employee. Johnson says an open primary system -- in which the top two finishers, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the general election -- will make elected officials better and voters happier.