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The Pew-MacArthur Results First Approach

Infographic shows innovative model to help states invest in policies and programs that work. Read More
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Using Ballot Measures to Advance Economic Growth

Ballot measures are a viable option for states and metropolitan areas looking to invest in innovation capacity, education and workforce development, and infrastructure, according to a paper from the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program. Read More
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Growing Older But Not Old: Insight on Aging and Health

For many, growing older is not accompanied by life-limiting declines in health, according to a new study from the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society and published in the Journals of Gerontology. Read More

"Wheelies: The Cash for Clunkers Edition"

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Evaluating the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Program

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) launched during the height of the recession with the intention of stimulating the economy, creating jobs, and reducing emissions, was actually far more expensive per job created than alternative fiscal ... Read More
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Managing Prison Health Care Spending

Prison health care spending in 44 states totaled $6.5 billion in 2008, out of $36.8 billion in overall institutional correctional expenditures, according to a report from The State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
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Encouraging Collaboration Toward Civic Technology Innovation

A guidebook published by Emerson College’s Engagement Game Lab describes how government, community organizations, and academic researchers can collaborate on developing new tools, processes, and knowledge for innovating civic life in cities. Read More
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Analyzing Illinois’ Budget

The analysis warns that the state’s fiscal 2014 budget may represent a high-water mark with future years bringing a sharp reduction in revenues and further consequences of the unresolved pension crisis. Read More
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City Fiscal Conditions in 2013

The National League of Cities’ 28th annual survey of city finance officers reveals an overall picture of a gradually improving economy and improving city fiscal conditions. Read More

From Results First Initiative

Working with states to implement an innovative cost-benefit analysis approach that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proven to work.

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Staff

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Julia M. Stasch

Vice President, U.S. Programs
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Valerie Chang

Director for Policy Research
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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 Assistant
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate