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The Trade-Offs of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) for Students with Disabilities

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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

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. It is important that parents understand the pros and cons of the program before they decide whether or not the program is the best fit for their student.

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2014-09-01

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The Elusive Concept of an Assured Water Supply: The Role of CAGRD and Replenishment

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For nearly 40 years in its most urban areas, Arizona has prohibited the sale of new subdivision lots that lack a 100-year assured water supply. Originally, an assured water supply meant primarily renewable surface water. But in 1993, the Legislature

For nearly 40 years in its most urban areas, Arizona has prohibited the sale of new subdivision lots that lack a 100-year assured water supply. Originally, an assured water supply meant primarily renewable surface water. But in 1993, the Legislature changed course and created a new path to show an assured water supply using groundwater — a non-renewable resource — with the promise that the groundwater would be replenished with surface water acquired after the fact. This report examines how this program — the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District, or CAGRD — has worked over the last quarter-century and its consequences for water management and urban development in Arizona. We conclude that the unexpected popularity of the CAGRD has created serious challenges for good water stewardship and recommend changes in the CAGRD to ensure that homeowners in CAGRD have long-term water sustainability.

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2019-11-30

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Enriching Arizona's Knowledge Economy: Creating the Research Connections, Attention, and Talent Arizona Needs to Compete

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Numerous studies have concluded that university science and technology research can lead to economic growth, particularly in the fast growing and high paying knowledge economy industries. Across the country and around the world, many state and national governments have heeded

Numerous studies have concluded that university science and technology research can lead to economic growth, particularly in the fast growing and high paying knowledge economy industries. Across the country and around the world, many state and national governments have heeded these studies and made substantial investments in their university research capacity. The common hope is to capitalize on the wealth and job creation that can be generated by a science and technology-based economy. Arizona is among the biggest recent investors. Passage of Arizona’s Proposition 301 in November 2000 earmarked an estimated $1 billion over 20 years to support increasing science and technology research capacity at the state’s three public universities. Other research funding programs have also been initiated in the state. Now, after the first four years of Proposition 301 funding -- FY 2002 through FY 2005 -- the question arises: How are Arizona’s Proposition 301 research investments performing?

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2006-03-01

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Population Change in Arizona, Texas and the United States: Implications for Education and Economic Development

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Changing demographics presentation by Dr. Steve Murdock of Rice University at April 27, 2012 forum for new report, "Dropped? Latino Education and Arizona's Economic Future."

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2012-04-27

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Arizona's Voter Crisis

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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. To address this voter

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. To address this voter crisis, Arizona Clean Elections commissioned this report, the first in a series, to identify the reasons why only a little more than half of eligible voters actually are casting ballots in Arizona, as well as a first-of-its-kind knowledge bank of information on Arizona government to ensure that voters can vote in an informed manner.

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2018-06-01

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User Fees: The Hidden, 'Other' Tax

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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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2011-01-01

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Proposition 127: Renewable Energy

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Arizona voters will be 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

Arizona voters will be 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. As in past years, ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy examined Arizona’s propositions to offer voters independent and nonpartisan assessments based on relevant documents and views expressed by subject-matter specialists and those who support and oppose particular measures. “Understanding Arizona’s Propositions” will provide information on each ballot proposal, how each came about, what it would do if passed, and its likely impact.

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2018-10-01