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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
David Schlinkert

Arizona State University's Morrison Institute policy analyst David Schlinkert is a doctoral student at ASU. He recently traveled to Florence Detention Center to observe an asylum court proceeding for one of his immigration policy classes where he discovered that for many asylum seekers, the purgatory of seeking asylum may seem more like an eternity, and the detention stay more like a prison sentence than any prospect or promise of safety and freedom.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
David R. Berman

Arizona voters are being asked to pass judgment on five measures on the ballot in the November 2018 general election.

Four propositions call for amendments to the Arizona Constitution. Two propositions were placed on the ballot by the Legislature, two others through the initiative process and the remaining one via a signature-gathering campaign challenging legislation passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the governor.
 

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Dan Hunting

As downtown Phoenix experiences a wave of new residential and commercial construction, Phoenix Elementary School District #1 (Phoenix #1) is at the center of the largest local demographic change in decades.
 

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Friday, August 17, 2018
David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia

Only about one in five eligible voters cast ballots in Arizona primaries, despite the fact these races often serve as the decisive election for Congress and the Legislature. Independents, who often don't know they can participate in primaries, are dramatically unrepresented.

That's among the findings from Arizona Primary Elections: Primarily Forgotten, a new report by ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy as part of a statewide voter education/engagement project by Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia

While many potential voters care deeply about local and state issues, 45 percent of Arizona citizens of voting-age population did not vote in the last election, according to a report by Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
David R. Berman

Arizona’s governance structure is built on natural tensions between state and city governments. Recent actions by the state, however, have opened the debate on whether the state has gone too far in departing from the tradition of restraint. One major area of contention, especially among cities, has been the passage of SB1487. It allows the state to investigate any claim that a municipal or county government has violated a state law, and then withhold state-shared revenues if local governments don’t comply.
 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Andrea Whitsett, David Schlinkert, Sofia Mastikhina

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) helps over 80,000 AmeriCorps members find a service placement annually. CNCS also conducts research on the outcomes of its programming at universities across the country and has partnered with Morrison Institute for Public Policy for a second time to better understand the employability and employment outcomes of AmeriCorps members. This year's study expands upon Morrison Institute’s 2016 analysis of Arizona's AmeriCorps programs to five states across the country.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Erica Quintana, Jade Sun

From its inception, the “Spotlight on Arizona’s Kids” project was a different type of initiative undertaken by Morrison Institute for Public Policy and none more important – the safety and well-being of children whose lives intersect with the child welfare system.

This multi-year project, funded by Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), includes data and expertise provided by Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS), along with input from national and local child welfare experts.

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