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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Arizonans largely continue to see illegal immigration as a major problem but believe undocumented immigrants should be treated humanely, according to a poll by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Morrison-Cronkite Quarterly Poll also found strong statewide support for the legalization of marijuana for recreational and/or medical use. The marijuana issue is expected to be among the potential ballot initiatives for the 2016 election.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

News reports from the Morrison-Cronkite Poll, second intallment, highlighting immigration and marijuana ...

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller writes that resistance is building to Gov. Doug Ducey's proposed education budget.

“The reaction I’m hearing is that there is quite a genuine rebellion against his (Ducey’s) policies on education,” said David Berman, a senior research fellow at the Morrison Institute who has studied anonymous political spending in Arizona. “His supporters are trying to put that down as quickly as possible, attacking the messengers as much as the messages.”

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Host Ted Simons introduces guest David Daugherty on PBS Channel 8 public affairs program Horizon. Daugherty, associate director of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, discusses the results of a new Morrison-Cronkite Quarterly Poll on what those surveyed think are the state’s top priorities.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Education and water rank as Arizonans’ top two priorities among state residents, according to a new poll by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The inaugural Morrison-Cronkite Quarterly Poll surveyed 754 Arizona adults to assess resident attitudes and opinions about a variety of issues, from health care to law enforcement to arts and culture.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

News reports from the Morrison-Cronkite Poll, first intallment, highlighting water and education issues ...

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Horizonte, a news and public affairs program on Eight, PBS, broadcast a special remembrance of Sue Clark-Johnson, a professor of journalism at Arizona State University, former executive director of Morrison Institute for Public Policy, former Arizona Republic publisher and the first female head of the newspaper division of Gannett. Clark-Johnson died at the age of 67.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

An article in the Arizona Daily Star reported that Tucson was ranked fifth for most efficient education spending of 90 U.S. cities by WalletHub, a personal-finance website. However, experts from the University of Arizona College of Education and Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College say the methodology is meaningless.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cronkite News reports Arizona had the largest "racial generation gap" in 2013 in which minorities made up only 18 percent of those 65 and older, while those under 18 made up 59 percent of the population, according to analysis of Census data by Stateline, The PEW Charitable Trusts.

“The demographic change is the single most important phenomenon going on (in Arizona), and it’s not something that can be legislated away,” said William Hart, a senior policy analyst with the Morrison Institute.

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