KTAR News reported that a new Morrison-Cronkite poll shows more Democrats and liberals support higher taxes while nearly half of conservative independents and 43 percent of Republicans also support paying more to fund education.
Education was the top issue for most Arizona voters. Polling director David Daughtery with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy said 56 percent of registered voters favor Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to withdraw additional money from the state’s land trust fund to support schools.
Phoenix Business Journal reported that two of the biggest issues in our state are, unsurprisingly, two of the biggest issues on Arizona voters' minds. Results from a new poll conducted by Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication found that registered voters prefer raising taxes rather than cut school funding.
The Payson Roundup highlighted San Francisco District Attorney and former Mesa police chief George Gascon’s speech at ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy’s State of Our State Conference where he addressed the problem of relying on locking people up for the use of drugs has not only failed to control the use of drugs, it has increased crime and ruined lives.
With education once again topping the list of top priorities for the state, more than two thirds of Arizona voters would prefer raising taxes rather than cutting school funding, according to a new Morrison-Cronkite Poll. Further, the statewide poll indicates that 56 percent of all registered voters favor Governor Doug Ducey’s plan to withdraw additional money from Arizona’s permanent land trust fund to support public education.
Richard Morrison, a water attorney and board chair of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and Kathryn Sorensen, director of Phoenix’s Water Services Department, were guest on KJZZ and spoke about the recommendations that came out of the November 10 event "Keeping Arizona's Water Glass Full."
The Arizona Republic presented an editorial response for the independent voters who walk away from both parties, and the civic duty to cast a vote that shapes our government.
Efforts to increase the number of independents voting in the primary and general elections are underway by both the Arizona Clean Elections Commission, which commissioned Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy to do a study of those who register without party affiliation, and the Secretary of State’s Office.
The Arizona Republic reported on a study commissioned by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission that paints a portrait of the 36 percent of Arizona voters who have registered without specifying a party preference.
The State of Our State Conference, Morrison Institute for Public Policy’s signature annual event to be held Nov. 20, will focus on criminal sentencing reform and whether such a potential policy change would benefit for Arizona.
George Gascón, District Attorney of San Francisco and former police chief of Mesa, will be keynote speaker at the event, which will be held Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th St., in Phoenix.
David Daugherty of Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Tom Collins, executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, were guests on Arizona Horizon, discussing a study on independent voters in Arizona.
Arizona Capitol Times reported that a study by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy showed that registered independents overwhelmingly view themselves as moderates, but perhaps most importantly, don’t exercise the political muscle they have in elections.
“The challenge is to capture moderate independents, those in the middle who see themselves as separated from both political party philosophies and whose vote cannot be easily predicted or won,” the study read.