Tag: Arizona Policy Choices

Bail or Jail?

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Reports and Publications
January 2017
Bill Hart

If a person cannot afford to post bail, he/she stays in jail until trial, which can be costly to all sides.

Courts use this method under the premise that it helps ensure that defendants will return to court for trial. It’s been standard practice for years. But some scholars and practitioners are faulting this “money bail” system for unfairly keeping low-income, low-risk defendants incarcerated solely because they cannot afford even small bail amounts or to pay minor fines and fees.

Understanding Arizona’s Propositions: 205 / 206

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Reports and Publications
September 2016
David R. Berman

Morrison Institute for Public Policy Senior Research Fellow David R. Berman lists the pro & con arguments related to:

Understanding Arizona's Propositions: 2016

Presentations
May 2016
Dan Hunting, Thom Reilly

Brief Analysis of Proposition 123

The decision about how to vote on Proposition 123 hinges on complex issues of education and state trust land finances. Morrison Institute has assembled a guide to some of the most important points to consider before you complete your ballot.

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Arizona's Pilot Citizen Initiative Review

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Reports and Publications
December 2015
Erica S. McFadden Ph.D., David Daugherty Ph.D., John Gastil Ph.D., Katherine Knobloch Ph.D., Daniel Schugurensky Ph.D., Joseph Garcia, Avanti Haque

In September 2014 ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy conducted the state’s first Citizens Initiative Review (CIR). MI invited 20 participants to deliberate for 3½ days over a pension reform measure on the city ballot to develop a factually vetted, one-page Citizens’ Statement with the pros and cons of the initiative.

Dropped? Latino Education and Arizona's Economic Future

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Reports and Publications
April 2012
Bill Hart, CJ Eisenbarth Hager

This follow-up to the 2001 landmark report, "Five Shoes Waiting to Drop on Arizona's Future," focuses on the projected future of the state if Arizona fails to address its Latino educational attainment gap. The publication is more of an economic impact statement than an education report, with indicators pointing out consequences and contributions, depending on action or inaction in closing the gap of Arizona's future workforce.


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Presentation for "Dropped?" Report

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Presentations
April 2012
Bill Hart

"Dropped? Latino Education and Arizona's Economic Future" Powerpoint presented April 27, 2012 in Phoenix by Morrison Institute for Public Policy Senior Policy Analyst Bill Hart.


Sustainability for Arizona: The Issue of Our Age

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Reports and Publications
October 2007
Rick Heffernon, Nancy Welch, Rob Melnick

Nearly everyone is talking about sustainability. But what exactly does it mean—especially for Arizona? Morrison Institute and Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability answer that question and many more in Sustainability for Arizona: The Issue of Our Age.

How Arizona Compares: Real Numbers and Hot Topics

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Reports and Publications
January 2005
Rob Melnick, Nancy Welch, Bill Hart

Arizona Policy Choices volumes have gained notice in Arizona and across the country for creative content and clear communication. This tradition continues with How Arizona Compares: Real Numbers and Hot Topics. The publication offers comparative data and analysis on 10 public policy issues. With its scope and detail, How Arizona Compares will be of interest to many throughout Arizona and, I hope, encourage leaders and residents to discuss and move ahead on the state’s most pressing public policy issues.

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