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    Policy Points Volume: 2 Issue: 6
    Author(s):
    Richard C. Knopf
    Brian Simpson
    Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

    The U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent report shows Arizona has the second highest poverty rate in the nation. This shameful distinction calls attention to a long-standing social problem that has been exacerbated by challenging economic times. In this edition of Policy Points, authors Richard C. Knopf and Brian Simpson examine the increasing demand for emergency food assistance, hunger's impact on children, and the growing number of Arizonans experiencing need for the first time.

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    Policy Points Volume: 2 Issue: 5
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Bill Hart
    Published: Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    Over the past 30 years, Arizona’s criminal sentencing policy has helped drive up its prison population to unprecedented levels. Today, the cost of incarcerating Arizona’s 40,000+ prisoners is approaching $1 billion annually prompting some to call for revision of Arizona’s sentencing code. This issue of Policy Points presents an overview of the arguments for and against sentencing reform.

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    Special Report Volume: 1 Issue: 2
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Monday, September 13, 2010

    Arizona’s electorate – regardless of political party registration – is dissatisfied with state
    government and its leadership, according to results of a September 2010 Morrison Institute-Knowledge
    Networks Poll.

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    Indicator Insight Volume: 2 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Sunday, August 1, 2010

    The latest issue of Indicator Insight examines the size and growth of Arizona’s economy and the productivity and prosperity of its residents. Learn about Arizona’s gross product, occupational mix, per capita personal income, and more.

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    Special Report Volume: 1 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Sampling error is very large for most Arizona counties in the American Community Survey. Read a nontechnical discussion of the accuracy of the ACS.