The next presidential election is more than three years away, but that hasn’t stopped pundits and analysts from speculating about it. And one analyst says Arizona will be among the most important presidential battleground states in the country.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has made his recommendations to President Trump on potential changes to national monuments. He’s not proposing to eliminate any of them but does want to reduce the size of some. With me to talk about the recommendations is Randi Spivak, Public Lands program director at the Center for Biological Diversity, and former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt served as Interior secretary under President Bill Clinton.
We start the hour with our Friday NewsCap. Joining me are Doug Cole — senior vice president with Highground Public Affairs and he’s served in the administrations of former Govs. Fife Symington and Jan Brewer — and Lawrence Robinson, executive director of the Maricopa Community College District’s Center for Civic Participation.
New research shows home equity is growing. In its Q2 2017 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, ATTOM Data Solutions finds estimated market values are higher than mortgage amounts for 25 percent of properties across the U.S.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday in Phoenix his administration will probably end up terminating NAFTA. But, at the same time, other prominent Arizonans were arriving in Mexico City to pursue the opposite.
A Navajo coal mine in New Mexico just bought two new locomotives to deliver coal from the mine to the Four Corners Power Plant. The purchase demonstrates an investment in coal by the Navajo government at a time when natural gas has become the preferred low-cost energy source.