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Monday, August 24, 2015

A Morrison Institute for Public Policy report was cited in an Arizona Republic opinion piece by Steven G. Zylstra, president & CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, who noted that there is the irrefutable fact that Career and Technical Education programs provide businesses with skilled workers and return a far greater number of dollars to the state’s economy than those invested.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dan Hunting, senior policy analyst at ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, was a guest on KJZZ to discuss the viewpoints presented in The Arizona Republic that more focus needs to be put on legislative districts when maps for the 2020 elections are put together.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

A commentary by Sarah Porter, Director of Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute, in the Arizona Capitol Times points out that the bleak water management picture Abrahm Lustgarten presented July 24 overlooked some important facts.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Phoenix's 12News reported that Latino students in Arizona face many hurdles in education. Those with good but not stellar grades are less likely to enroll in higher education than their peers, but the top performers in high school do just as well after graduation as their non-Latino classmates.

A 4.0 high school student, regardless of race or family income, is going to be just fine as an adult. That's according a new local study done by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

A guest blog in the Phoenix Business Journal by Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, highlighted how deep cuts to budgets supporting Career and Technical Education programs will end many of the courses that give high school students a chance to succeed regardless of income levels, ethnicity or family background.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tucson’s KGUN9 reported that Pima County deputies want to be paid based on an old step system that rewards time on the job, but county administrator Chuck Huckelberry said they still cannot afford it, pointing out that officers currently make 28% more than when they started nine years ago.

This compares to a national average wage increase of 17% and a state average wage increase of 15% according to Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In a featured story in The Arizona Republic, school principal Eric Atuahene attributed the success of navigating through the challenges of his first year to a program that mentors and trains new principals at predominantly low-income, minority schools. Quentin Elementary in Avondale is one of a growing number of Arizona schools struggling to raise student achievement among Latinos.

The program, Beat the Odds, was launched in 2007 by the Center for the Future of Arizona.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

As a guest on KJZZ radio, Morrison Institute for Public Policy director Thom Reilly discussed the recent policy Arizona adopted that limits the lifetime eligibility requirements for families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) support for one year. The federal government allows up to five years of support before it gets cut off. It is the toughest welfare policy in the nation.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

  From The Arizona Republic, July 23, 2015

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Arizona Republic reported that while Sen. John McCain took ridicule from presidential candidate Donald Trump, the praise he then received from high-profile Republicans, as well as the President’s office and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, has been a political windfall for the Senator.

Bruce Merrill, a veteran Arizona political scientist and pollster who has followed McCain’s political career since his first race for Congress in 1982, said the episode demonstrates Trump’s divisiveness and lack of depth and political maturity.

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