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Joseph Garcia

Independent voters silenced in primary being heard loud and clear
Joseph Garcia
April 27, 2016

Despite thousands of Maricopa County voters standing in line for hours on end to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Election primary, many of their votes won’t count in the final tallies.
 
That’s because when it comes to voting for a presidential candidate in Arizona, the primaries are closed to independents.
 


Joseph Garcia

Report underscores AZ's education gap, looming economic crisis
Joseph Garcia
March 16, 2016

Even though it’s not a Morrison Institute report, there’s a new and important publication posted on our website that warrants Arizona’s utmost attention.


Bill Hart

Changing Immigration
Bill Hart
March 9, 2016

It’s almost a shame. A lot of Americans, in Arizona and elsewhere, have put in a lot of effort over the years to oppose the influx of Mexican immigrants who threaten to transform our culture and change forever what it means to be an American.

Indeed, the idea of expanding  the fence along the Mexican border remains a key talking point in the current Republican primary campaign.


Dan Hunting

Public money for private schools or accountability?
Dan Hunting
February 18, 2016

"I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised for the preservation of freedom, and happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson[i]

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Joseph Garcia

Feb. 22 deadline to register for AZ presidential primary
Joseph Garcia
February 17, 2016

OK, independent voters, we all should know the rules by now: Contrary to popular belief, you actually can vote in Arizona’s primary election – except of course when you can’t, like in the upcoming Presidential Preference Election.

Still confused?


Kathleen Ferris

Water: In Praise Of Cities
Kathleen Ferris
February 1, 2016

Flint, Michigan has been on my mind a lot lately.


Erica McFadden

Disability issues among AZ policy challenges
Erica McFadden
January 21, 2016

People often ask me why disability issues should be considered a top priority among all of the other pressing issues facing our state.

My answer: Unaddressed disability issues contribute to many of Arizona’s top policy challenges.  


Kathleen Ferris

In Memoriam: Wes Steiner, A Public Servant
Kathleen Ferris
January 19, 2016

A great man passed away on January 6, 2016 just shy of his 94th birthday. His name was Wes Steiner. If you weren’t around in the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s, you might not have heard of Wes. But the western water community knew him well. He was a visionary and a pioneer, and his influence on water management in Arizona has been profound.

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