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State, Local Government Spending on Health Care Grew Faster Than National Rate in 2012

Total U.S. health care spending grew slowly in 2012, rising about four percent, but the story for state and local governments was dramatically different, according to an analysis from the State Health Care Spending Project Read More
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State Fiscal Strains Linger in Economic Recovery

The report outlines a troubling picture of the unsustainable fiscal position of many states and their local governments across the country Read More
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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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