Morrison Institute for Public Policy

A trusted voice of balance and fairness

While other institutions may single out for study a particular side of an argument, the Morrison Institute has developed a uniquely nonpartisan model recognizing that Arizona's past and future always favor independence. Our research cuts 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.

Recent News

A case study in the Phoenix New Times investigates the real-life argument of advocates for juvenile justice who acknowledge that punitive measures do little to address root causes of viole

Policy analyst for Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy Erica Quintana, Executive Director of Arizona After School Courtney Sullivan, and Darlene Newsom,

AZ Big Media reported that Southwest states and water stakeholders wrestled to reach consensus on a plan to conserve Colorado River water for the future.

Highlights

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The Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute seeks to generate policy proposals for public evaluation and subsequent consideration for possible action or adoption.

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The Latino Center uses various venues, formats and publications to improve Arizona's understanding of Latino-related opportunities and challenges, and how resulting public policy decisions will affect Arizona's future for all.

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The Arizona Legislative Academy at Arizona State University is the first university-based program in the country to address a perennial challenge: building capacity in the state legislature.