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"Commentary: Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton: Stop Courting Catastrophe"

Chicago Tribune
MacArthur President Julia Stasch and other philanthropic leaders tell Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton to put partisan politics aside to save Illinois.
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RT @pewresearch: Chart: How financial and other assistance flows across generations in U.S., Italy & Germany http://t.co/KSllDXM0NZ http://t.co/H6NoI3geFc

How Americans, Germans and Italians are coping with an aging population: http://t.co/uCc4No6DG7 via @pewresearch http://t.co/vzudnO17v3

"Family Support in Graying Societies"

Pew Research Center
Related Grantee: Pew Research Center
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.@pewtrusts-MacArthur’s Results First offers tools for government performers: http://t.co/K84MB0wIBw via @FederalTimes

RT @FactTank: Many of our researchers post their insights on Twitter. Here's a list of them #AAPOR http://t.co/T2vr8Lmus3 http://t.co/qbW6yytOrg

RT @rooseveltinst: The @WashingtonPost covers Roosevelt’s #rewritetherules economic agenda: http://t.co/Yw0yg5xxWN http://t.co/8VpuKICxhB

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Assessing the Cost of Political Uncertainty

A video explores the financial costs of times of political uncertainty, and shows that during a month in which politics are in flux, the cost to the global economy can be roughly $15 billion. Read More
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Reworking the Economy to Reduce Inequality

The Roosevelt Institute has released a comprehensive policy agenda for reducing inequality and improving economic performance by overhauling the laws and institutions that shape the economy. Read More

RT @rooseveltinst: Video from #rewritetherules agenda launch now available on YouTube and http://t.co/KjXvOEQXIu https://t.co/bynCx2sd5E


Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
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Tara Magner

Program Officer
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Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs