Economist See Rosy Future For Arizona
State economists are out with a rosy forecast for Arizona in the next fiscal year, projecting nearly $700 million as lawmakers prepare to bargain over a budget in the fast approaching 2020 legislative session.
That number relies on the state's strong economy, punctuated by growth in state revenues and higher-than-expected tax revenue.
This latest projection from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on Friday depends on the economy staying strong against the unexpected, both financially and politically speaking.
Economist Jim Rounds joined The Show to dig into those numbers.