Morrison Institute is a leading resource for relevant research, analysis and policy choices of public value. Recent research reports are listed below. More Morrison Institute research reports are available in the Arizona State University archives.

Cover of Arizona's Vulnerable Populations report

Arizona's Vulnerable Populations, April 2014

The 104th Arizona Town Hall was held in Tucson on April 27-30, 2014. We discussed and developed consensus with fellow Arizonans on the topic of Arizona’s Vulnerable Populations.

Day In Our Shoes

A Day In Our Shoes: Adults With Developmental Disabilities Share Their Experiences Living In Small Cities and Towns

Reports and Publications
April 2014
Erica S. McFadden, David B. Daugherty, Bill Hart

This Morrison Institute report, sponsored by the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, examines the obstacles and daily challenges still facing many Arizonans with developmental disabilities -- especially those who live in small cities and towns.

Dark Money

Challenges and Choices

Serving Valley Victims of Domestic Violence: Challenges and Choices

Reports and Publications
February 2014
Bill Hart

The 2014 publication, "Serving Valley Victims of Domestic Violence: Challenges and Choices," seeks to supply new information on the service needs of Maricopa County victims of domestic violence (DV), a common criminal justice/public health problem that annually injures or kills thousands of Valley residents, shatters families and imposes other serious social costs.

Education Financing

Arizona's Education Financing: Elementary and Secondary Education: 2002-2011

Reports and Publications
December 2013
Dan Hunting

Arizona has grown rapidly over the years and our education system has grown in step with the population. But increasing the total budget for education doesn’t mean that we have directed more resources to each student.

State of Our State 2013

State of Our State 2013 Presentations

November 2013
Susan Clark-Johnson, Sapna Gupta, Dan Hunting, Janet Holston

PowerPoint presentations from State of Our State 2013 Conference. Topics include economic development, education and workforce development, and changing demographics of Arizona.

Conference was held Nov. 19, 2013 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott.

Sue Clark-Johnson: "Looking Ahead"

Arizona Directions 2014

Arizona Directions 2014

Reports and Publications
November 2013
Andrea Whitsett, Sapna Gupta, Dan Hunting

Immigration Reform

Defining Border Security in Immigration Reform

Reports and Publications
July 2013
Mike Slaven

This report by the Morrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center focuses on defining a "secure" border as the key to passage of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. The report attempts to separate rhetoric from facts regarding border security.

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