Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos, ASU associate professor and research fellow at the Morrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center, was elected to serve on the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group Executive Committee
Citing the Morrison-Cronkite Poll, an opinion piece in the Arizona Republic states that the National Education Association ranks Arizona last in funding.
Education funding is pre-eminently a question of family values. To maintain values requires sacrifice. Twenty-eight states have higher state and local tax rates, and a recent Morrison Institute survey found that Arizona citizens are willing to pay higher taxes to improve our schools.
Supporters of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arizona submitted a ballot initiative, and if they collect 150,642 registered voter signatures before June of next year, the issue will be put to vote in 2016.
A feature in the Arizona Republic introduced New Arizona Prize winners Beyond the Mirage, headed by Cody Sheehy, whose task it is to encourage Arizonans in finding solutions to protect the state's water supply.
Seeking to prod Arizonans out of possible complacency, a panel backed by the Arizona Community Foundation and the Morrison Institute for Public Policy selected Sheehy's proposal for the $100,000 prize a couple of weeks ago.
KAET's Arizona Horizon featured Thom Reilly, director of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and Steve Seleznow, president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, who introduce Beyond the Mirage, an innovative web-based experience that aims to raise awareness and understanding about Arizona’s water supplies and demands. The project recently was selected as the winner of The New Arizona Prize: Water Consciousness Challenge and was awarded the $100,000 grand prize.
Non-partisan news site ThinkProgress reported earlier this week that Arizona's Supreme Court ruled convicted felons can use medical marijuana even while they are still on probation, as long as they have a medical marijuana card.
A segment on KAET's Arizona Horizon introduces Arizona State University professor emeritus and Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow David Berman as he discusses his new book "George Hunt," Arizona’s first elected governor.
The segment begins at the 13:59 mark and runs for approximately 11 min.