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State of Our State 2017

Morrison Institute Welcomes You

Welcome to the Morrison Institute for Public Policy in the College of Public Service & Community Solutions at ASU. Currently, our group of researchers is engaged in several projects studying and advising the state of Arizona with regard to past and future policy. To see more information about the mission and staff, please see the About section.

While other institutions may single out for study a particular side of an argument, Morrison Institute has developed a uniquely non-partisan model recognizing that Arizona's past and future always favors independence. Our research must cut 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.

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Latino Public Policy Center

The Latino Center was launched in 2012 to help clarify the impact of Latino-related issues, public policy and trends on Arizona’s collective future. The Latino Center provides nonpartisan and credible data, analysis, expertise and content to policy makers, educators, news media, business and community leaders for better-informed decisions regarding Arizona’s changing demographics.
 

Arizona Legislative Academy

The Arizona Legislative Academy was facilitated by the Arizona State University College of Public Service and Community Solutions and ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy. It is the first university-based program in the country to address a perennial challenge: building capacity in the state legislature.

The Arizona Capitol Times named Morrison Institute for Public Policy as one of its 2016 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy, with the Arizona State University center being recognized for its contributions to education.

Morrison Institute, which celebrates its 35th year in 2017, has a longstanding reputation for bringing education issues to the forefront in terms of economic and workforce development and its intrinsic link to a prosperous future for the state and its residents.

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A new report shows that 45 percent, or just over two million Arizona residents, who could vote didn’t. That puts Arizona at 43rd nationwide in voter participation, with the authors of the report saying that people are making choices in our...

ASU Now reported that a new study shows that Millennials account for nearly a third of the voting-age population in Arizona, and yet only 19 percent of the votes cast for president in 2016 were in that age group — leaving governing...

KTAR News reported that according to a study by Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, Voter...

Politico Magazine reported that a new POLITICO/AARP poll shows Democrats ahead by 7 points in generic ballots in both the governor’s and Senate races in Arizona. But to actually win statewide elections in this highly ethnically polarized...

PHOENIX - Arizona is experiencing a voter crisis, with nearly half of the voting-eligible population failing to cast a ballot in the last general election, according to a new report by Morrison Institute for Public Policy as part of voter...

When many Americans think of Africa, they usually think of destitution, AIDS, famine and war. Such conjured images are understandable since most news from Africa to the U.S. is overtly tragic.

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Joseph Garcia, director of the Latino Public Policy Center at Morrison Institute, has received the Daniel R. Ortega Jr. Public Service Award.

Garcia, who also is director of communication & community impact at Morrison Institute, was...

(UPDATE: President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to halt family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border, which were part of his administration's "zero-tolerance policy" regarding illegal...