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Joseph Garcia

Midterm turnout asks: 'Voter crisis? What voter crisis?'

At this week's State of Our State Conference, Morrison Institute's annual signature event, the updated report on "Arizona's Voter Crisis" was distributed and findings were presented. You can find a PDF version to download HERE.


David Schlinkert

Dental Care for Disadvantaged Pregnant Women in AZ
David Schlinkert

Pregnant women below the poverty line in Arizona face numerous headaches in their everyday lives, including access to affordable dental care.

Pregnant women are more likely to experience swelling and bleeding of the gums compared to non-pregnant women,1 and pregnant women with periodontal disease are more likely to have pre-term births and low-birthweight babies.2
 


Joseph Garcia

1 million voters in primary a historic step forward
Joseph Garcia

For the first time, more than 1 million Arizonans cast ballots in the primary election. That’s great news. But does the historic vote mean the so-called voter crisis is over?


David Schlinkert

Preliminary Findings from Maggie's Place Study
David Schlinkert

"This is the first time in my life that I've been sober like this. I've tried to get sober before, but it never worked. Without Maggie's Place, I probably would have lost my baby, and I'd probably be running the streets."
– Former homeless and pregnant mother in Arizona


Susan Craig

A river runs through our pipes
Susan Craig
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

These days there's more and more talk of the possibility of


Joseph Garcia

Nearly half of eligible voters in Arizona don’t cast ballots
Joseph Garcia, with Tom Collins

This column first appeared July 26, 2018 at Arizona Capital Times.


Andrea Whitsett

Millennials and independents keep skipping Arizona elections. Why? And what's the fix?
Andrea Whitsett, with Damien R. Meyer

This column first appeared July 22, 2018 at azcentral.

Opinion: Only 55 percent of eligible Arizona voters cast a ballot in 2016. Could a lack of information on offices and issues be part of the culprit?

We know too many potential voters are skipping Arizona elections. But why? And most importantly, what we can do about it?


David Schlinkert

Africa in a word: Determination
David Schlinkert

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.


Joseph Garcia

Separation of families, church and state, laws and policy
Joseph Garcia

U.S. immigration policy and laws have changed over the years – from the 1790 Naturalization Act that allowed only a “free white person” to become an American, to the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Action that granted citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, largely from Latin America.


Dan Hunting

AZ writing and math scores flattening
Dan Hunting

Education in Arizona has received a lot of attention recently, with teachers taking to the streets to plead for increased pay. For years, the state has placed near the bottom of the rankings for per-pupil education spending.

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