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Projections Show Significant Changes in Long-Term Budget Outlook

Recent legislation and other factors have substantially improved the long-term budget outlook, according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). Read More

"Forever Young: A Path to Successful Aging"

From The Huffington Post
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Analyzing the Status of Local Pension Funding

The report attributes the declining health of Chicago-area public pension funds in large part to inadequate employer contributions over a sustained period and recent investment losses. Read More

"City Hall's Pension Spiral Worsens "

From Crain's Chicago Business
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Evaluating the FY2014 Illinois State Budget

A report from the Civic Federation’s Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability supports Governor Pat Quinn’s recommended $62.4 billion FY2014 Illinois state budget for balancing revenues and expenditures without borrowing and making progress toward ... Read More
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Weighing Options for Reducing Medicare Costs

With Medicare spending projected to increase to 24 percent of all federal spending by 2037, policymakers are again considering ways to curb the program’s spending growth. Read More
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Access to Medicaid Increases Healthcare Use

A MacArthur-supported study recently released in The New England Journal of Medicine found that access to Medicaid increased the use of healthcare. Read More

"New Community Planning Game Attracts Youth"

From Nonprofit Quarterly
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Civic Federation Releases Illinois State Budget Projections

The Roadmap shows the state is on track to accumulate nearly $22 billion in unpaid bills by FY2018 unless action is taken to curb rising pension costs. Read More
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Website Sheds Light on State and Local Government Finances

The site provides state and local officials, journalists, and citizens with reliable, unbiased data and analysis about the challenges state and local governments face, potential solutions, and the consequences of competing options. 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.

Achieving Success With the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative
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The Pew-MacArthur Results First Approach
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Iowa’s Cutting-Edge Approach to Corrections
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Vice President, U.S. Programs
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Director for Policy Research
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