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Morrison Institute for Public Policy's annual signature event will be held on Nov. 14.

The conference again will be held at the Phoenix Airport Marriott Hotel, 1101 N. 44th St., from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The program is being finalized and updates will appear here soon


Morrison Institute for Public Policy this fall will conduct Arizona’s first Citizens’ Initiative Review, a direct-democracy, citizen-participant project to help voters better understand complex ballot issues.


Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow Grady Gammage Jr. responded to recent criticism from an Arizona Republic guest column that no, he is not the state's self-appointed "water czar."


Thom Reilly, director Morrison Institute for Public Policy, recently was interviewed on KJZZ 91.5 to discuss shortages in public safety and other government agencies as experienced workers leave their positions.


I always like to say Arizona is the 48th state, but not because we were the 48th state to join the Union (and yes, despite “states rights” political rhetoric to the contrary, we officially are still part of the United States...