Publications

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Andrea Whitsett

Building upon the work of many others who have contributed to quality of life research in Arizona, this report provides a framework for addressing key issues proactively. The data in Arizona Directions are presented in a highly graphic format with must-read information on our competitiveness, individual action steps, opportunities for public-private partnerships, and public policy options – all rooted in a deep understanding that revenue-neutral options are especially important in our current fiscal situation.


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Monday, August 8, 2011
Grady Gammage Jr, Monica Stigler, Susan Clark-Johnson, William Hart

Do we have ample supply for Arizona's needs today and tomorrow?Are we in a current water crisis? And, if so, what's being done and what should be done? These questions and more are considered in this Morrison Institute for Public Policy report examining water use, supply and future demand for Arizona's Sun Corridor - the Central Arizona Urban Region that includes Phoenix and Tucson. The chief author of the report is Senior Research Fellow Grady Gammage, Jr.


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Monday, July 11, 2011
Nancy Welch, William Hart, Judie Scalise, Richard Toon, C.J. Eisenbarth Hager, Joseph Garcia, Monica Stigler, Andrea Whitsett

Nearly two years ago, the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center (AMEPAC) launched an effort to re-examine Arizona’s educational achievement and economic prospects for the 21st century. Phase I of this research, titled To Learn and Earn: Arizona’s Unfinished Business in Human Capital, was published in March 2009. The report noted the ample evidence that economic growth is now based on ideas and innovation, that science and technology are driving global economic changes and that the national and international competition is fierce.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
David Daugherty, Erica Edwards, William Hart, Eric Hedberg, Monica Stigler, Christine Totura, Nancy Welch

Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University led a public policy research team in a project to provide insight into priorities and preferences of Arizona residential utility customers for the development of future energy resource alternatives. Through the combination of quantitative and qualitative research, the project addressed four basic questions:

What are the energy preferences and priorities of residential utility customers among the resource choices?

What factors influence these preferences and priorities?

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
David Berman

This briefing examines the past, present and potentially future ways judges in Arizona are selected/elected. There are a number of bills looking to make both small and major modifications to Arizona’s judicial system. Potential changes include adding public comment and rulings information to pamphlets created for judicial selection, increasing the number of Supreme Court justices to seven and restricting the Supreme Court’s authority. There are also a handful of bills that would directly impact merit selection if they were successful this session.


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
C.J. Eisenbarth Hager

Faced with falling revenues, many states are looking to user fees to provide additional revenue. This primer reviews the role of user fees, lessons learned from various government entities, and looks at current fees charged by some Arizona state agencies.


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Monday, January 3, 2011
Matthew Murray, Kristin Borns, Sue Clark-Johnson, Mark Muro, Jennifer Vey

Arizona is struggling with two related but distinct fiscal disasters. Widely recognized is the state’s budget crisis, which resulted from the sudden collapse of annual revenues after the real estate crash and prolonged recession. Less noted or widely understood is the state’s massive structural imbalance, which arose in large part due to unwise policy choices made during phenomenal growth years. This report by Brookings Mountain West and Morrison Institute for Public Policy examines Arizona's structural deficit and offers recommendations for repair.


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