Tag: Special Reports

Change in Central Phoenix

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Reports and Publications
August 2018
Dan Hunting

As downtown Phoenix experiences a wave of new residential and commercial construction, Phoenix Elementary School District #1 (Phoenix #1) is at the center of the largest local demographic change in decades.
 

Arizona Primary Elections: Primarily Forgotten

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Reports and Publications
August 2018
David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia

Only about one in five eligible voters cast ballots in Arizona primaries, despite the fact these races often serve as the decisive election for Congress and the Legislature. Independents, who often don't know they can participate in primaries, are dramatically unrepresented.

That's among the findings from Arizona Primary Elections: Primarily Forgotten, a new report by ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy as part of a statewide voter education/engagement project by Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

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Arizona's Voter Crisis

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Reports and Publications
July 2018
David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia

While many potential voters care deeply about local and state issues, 45 percent of Arizona citizens of voting-age population did not vote in the last election, according to a report by Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

The State and the Cities: Working Out the Relationship

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Reports and Publications
July 2018
David R. Berman

Arizona’s governance structure is built on natural tensions between state and city governments. Recent actions by the state, however, have opened the debate on whether the state has gone too far in departing from the tradition of restraint. One major area of contention, especially among cities, has been the passage of SB1487. It allows the state to investigate any claim that a municipal or county government has violated a state law, and then withhold state-shared revenues if local governments don’t comply.
 

The AmeriCorps Experience: Transformation through Service

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Reports and Publications
May 2018
Andrea Whitsett, David Schlinkert, Sofia Mastikhina

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) helps over 80,000 AmeriCorps members find a service placement annually. CNCS also conducts research on the outcomes of its programming at universities across the country and has partnered with Morrison Institute for Public Policy for a second time to better understand the employability and employment outcomes of AmeriCorps members. This year's study expands upon Morrison Institute’s 2016 analysis of Arizona's AmeriCorps programs to five states across the country.

Child Neglect: Voices from Arizona Communities

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Reports and Publications
May 2018
Erica Quintana, Jade Sun

From its inception, the “Spotlight on Arizona’s Kids” project was a different type of initiative undertaken by Morrison Institute for Public Policy and none more important – the safety and well-being of children whose lives intersect with the child welfare system.

This multi-year project, funded by Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), includes data and expertise provided by Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS), along with input from national and local child welfare experts.

Amicus Brief of the Arizona Education Association, Arizona School Boards Association, and Arizona Association of School Business Officials

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April 2018
Grady Gammage Jr.

Amicus brief of the Arizona Education Association, Arizona School Boards Association, and Arizona Association of School Business Officials

The Price of Uncertainty

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Reports and Publications
March 2018
Kathleen Ferris, Sarah Porter, Grady Gammage Jr., Ana Lopez

What water-related questions do people at the cutting edge of economic development ask when evaluating a site for potential investment? To find out, the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute surveyed corporate site location consultants and real estate developers who work in Arizona. The results of this survey are presented in the Kyl Center’s new report, The Price of Uncertainty.

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