Under-fire incumbents in races for Arizona attorney general and state superintendent for public instruction went down in flames in their GOP primary contests, but their shared fate should come as little surprise, political observers told The Arizona Republic.
"Tom Horne and John Huppenthal are no-brainers," said Bruce Merrill, a veteran political scientist and a senior research fellow at Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy. "Their behavior was reprehensible. The public knew that."
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.
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.
Comprehensive immigration reform dominated the candidate forum at South Mountain Community College last week -- and no wonder, considering that voters in Arizona's Seventh Congressional District are overwhelmingly Democratic Latinos.
And here's a shocker: All of the candidates at the forum -- a politician, a preacher, an attorney and a teacher -- support immigration reform that includes halting deportations and a path to citizenship.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and several Valley mayors released a research report last week that measured the economic impact of high school dropouts in Arizona. According to AZEDNEWS:
The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable.
The Sun Corridor is the region of Arizona made up of Phoenix, Tucson and areas north and south of the two major cities. Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy has released a new report about making the area more competitive globally and with other states. Dan Hunting, Senior Policy Analyst at Morrison Institute and one of the report’s authors, will discuss his findings.