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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton came to the studio to talk about Proposition 201, which would reform the city's pension system, and when Phoenix will repeal its food tax.
Stanton also addressed the city's efforts to ban discrimination against gay and lesbian residents. And he says he's happy as Mayor of Phoenix and doesn't have plans to run for higher office.