A recent report in the National Journal details how Phoenix grabbed national headlines for its anti-illegal immigration policies, and was known for politicians who pushed those efforts to extremes. Among them, president of the Arizona state Senate Russell Pearce, the author of Senate Bill 1070, and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer who signed it into law in 2010.
A Cronkite News Service article features a study by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University that states Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, such as construction jobs, are expected to increase by 30 percent by 2020.
Dan Hunting, senior policy analyst at the Morrison Institute, said that Career and Technical Education provides another opportunity for students who struggle in high school.
Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a statewide leader in examining critical issues for Arizona and the region, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute relies on both private and public funds, contract research and donations for operations.
Effusive in his praise of Jon Kyl, Arizona Gov.-elect Doug Ducey continues to lean on the former senator for advice and help, telling The Arizona Republic in a recent interview, "'Mentor' is not a word I would use loosely at all."
Bruce Merrill, a veteran political scientist and senior research fellow at Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, said he sees similarities between Ducey and Kyl, whose political career he followed since 1986 when Kyl was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The December issue of ASU Magazine features experts in fields ranging from engineering to public policy discussing the responsibilities of city planning.
Grady Gammage Jr., a senior research fellow at the ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy, has for years been studying Arizona’s “Sun Corridor,” which runs between Tucson to north of the Phoenix metroplex. Gammage is under contract to write a book about Phoenix as an exemplar of the “new American city.”
An editorial in the Arizona Republic on Saturday highlighted the importance of attracting more steadfast businesses to Phoenix for a greater recession-resistant economy.
Phoenix, like Las Vegas, relied too heavily on prime industries that crashed and are struggling to recover, said Mark Muro, a senior fellow and director of policy for the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.
An Arizona Republic editorial on Monday spoke about the transition of real estate growing up, rather than growing out.
At a day-long presentation put on by Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, one of the presenters — real-estate attorney Grady Gammage Jr.— talked about the sluggish homebuilding "recovery." It really is different this time, he said.