Publications

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
David R. Berman

Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow David R. Berman looks at the priorites Governor-elect Doug Ducey must face, including a $520 million budget deficit.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
David R. Berman

Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow David R. Berman looks at the pros and cons of three propositions (Prop 304, Prop 303, Prop 122) that will be on the November statewide ballot.


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Monday, September 1, 2014
Erica McFadden

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) are growing popular among parents of students with disabilities, providing them options to choose how and where to educate their children with financial assistance provided by the state. Almost ten percent of state funding for education is projected to be diverted to private options in 2015. This flexibility and control offered to a parent can come at the cost of added confusion about the program.

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Friday, August 1, 2014
Erica McFadden

This brief report, compiled for the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, shows how Arizona's financing for special needs students falls short of what would be required to offer a free, appropriate public education.



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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Grady Gammage Jr., Dan Hunting

Sun Corridor: A Competitive Mindset builds upon the 2008 Megapolitan report by looking at present and future prospects for the Sun Corridor, the economic heart of Arizona stretching along Interstate 10 from Phoenix to Tucson, down Interstate 19 to the Mexican border.


VIDEO: Horizon TV: Arizona's Sun Corridor

VIDEO: Sun Corridor roundtable discussion at Prescott Valley

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
M. Byron Lewis

Arizona is now entering a new era of water challenges prompted by the need to consider, confront, and find solutions to predicted water supply, and demand imbalances in the future.  This paper by water attorney M. Byron Lewis discusses studies predicting water supply limitations, possible sources of augmentation of Arizona’s water supply discussed in those studies, and significant legal and political challenges to overcome in finding solutions to supply and demand imbalances.
 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Nearly 1.25 million Arizonans live in poverty – or about 19 percent of the population, according to recent Census Bureau data.

They are individuals and families who live in an almost constant state of distress, not knowing where the next meal will come from; juggling financial obligations against meager incomes (the federal poverty line is $15,510 annually for a family of two, $23,550 for a family of four); choosing between electricity and prescription medica- tion; struggling to navigate a maze of public programs and bureaucracies intended to serve as a safety net.

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Tuesday, April 1, 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.

ALSO: Your help is needed for a survey about families with youth with disabilities. For more information, click here.

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