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    Policy Points Volume: 1 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Arizona’s social safety net is stretching to meet increased demand. Read how potential new budget cuts may impact services such as healthcare, food assistance, and cash assistance for those in greatest need.

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    AZ Views Volume: 2 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    What a difference a year makes. In June 2008, AZ Views reported that “Arizonans have a strong sense of job security, despite the national economic slump and the state’s budget crisis.” That is no longer true, as this edition of AZ Views shows, and Arizona’s economic situation arguably is the best example of the worst case.

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    AZ Views Volume: 1 Issue: 2
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    Good jobs and good schools—few would disagree that these are essential elements of a secure and rewarding life. Both are also vital components of a healthy society: Good jobs create revenue to support quality schools, which in turn produce a superior workforce to fill those jobs. Based on survey panelists’ responses, most Arizonans seem to feel that they’re doing well on the employment front, but not quite so well concerning education.

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    AZ Views Volume: 1 Issue: 4
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    While participants in the statewide Arizona Indicators Panel believe their quality of life is good, their outlooks show a lot of variety, for not everyone reports such positive views. Opinions differ significantly depending upon geographic location, racial/ethnic background, age, income, education, and other variables.