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Arizona Directions 2014“Sun Corridor: A Competitive Mindset” builds upon the 2008 Megapolitan report by looking at present and future prospects for the Sun Corridor, the economic heart of Arizona stretching along Interstate 10 from Phoenix to Tucson, down Interstate 19 to the Mexican border.

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Welcome to the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU. Currently, our group of researchers is engaged in several projects studying and advising the state of Arizona with regard to past and future policy.

While other institutions may single out for study a particular side of an argument, Morrison Institute has developed a uniquely non-partisan model recognizing that Arizona's past and future always favors independence. Our research must cut across all boundaries of age, ethnicity, gender, economic status, and locale. That's why research undertaken by Morrison Institute addresses all sides of an issue and all those impacted by the policy enacted.

Our Seven Areas of Focus

  • WATER: Arizona and the West's water futures
  • EDUCATION: The evolving role of education in a new economy
  • GOVERNANCE: Governance, elections and voter engagement
  • DEMOGRAPHICS: The growing Latino and aging populations
  • ECONOMY: Expand, diversify and enhance trade with Mexico
  • IMMIGRATION: Economic and citizenship policy
  • HUMAN SERVICES: Health care, domestic violence, and program evaluation

Latino Public Policy Center

The Latino Center was launched in 2012 to help clarify the impact of Latino-related issues, public policy and trends on Arizona’s collective future. The Latino Center provides nonpartisan and credible data, analysis, expertise and content to policy makers, educators, news media, business and community leaders for better-informed decisions regarding Arizona’s changing demographics.

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Morrison Institute for Public Policy will debut its First Thursday Roundtable series on Oct. 2, with the first topic focusing on Proposition 487, the Phoenix reform initiative (pros and cons), and results from the Citizens' Initiative Review on the ballot measure.



Register today for Morrison Institute for Public Policy's annual signature event.

The State of Our State Conference will be Nov. 14 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott Hotel, 1101 N. 44th St., from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m....

Cronkite News reported on efforts to get out more Latinos registered to vote and to the ballot box so they have a greater role in electing Arizona leaders.


The Arizona Republic reported on "dark money" playing a key role in Scottsdale's election, after a undisclosed corporation gave nearly $100,000 to support and oppose primary candidates.

These non-profit...

Cronkite News Service reported on the potential for the state's largest voting bloc – independents – flexing its muscle at the ballot box, but falling far short of that mark because of low voter turnout in elections, especially in the...

The Arizona Community Foundation, Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy put our heads together to come up with the next big idea for Arizona water, and here's what we came up with: How about we open it up to the great minds out...