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"Illinois Debt Takes Toll, Study Finds"

From The New York Times
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The Fiscal State of Illinois

The report details threats to Illinois’ public services and fiscal sustainability as well as actions that can be taken to address those issues, including adopting a non-political revenue forecasting process, pension reforms, and tax reforms. Read More
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Online Game “Budget Hero” Releases Election Edition

An interactive game that allows players to experience the challenges of balancing the federal budget has been updated for the election year. Read More

"Education: A Predictor of Longer Life"

From US News and World Report
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Widening Gaps in Life Expectancy Reflect Race, Gender, and Education

Although longevity has increased in the United States as a whole since 1990, the gap in life expectancy between Americans with the least and the most education is widening, according to research by scholars in the ... Read More
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Analyzing the States' Budget Crisis

The State Budget Crisis Task Force details the extent of states’ fiscal problems and fiscal sustainability in the wake of the global financial crisis. Read More

Foundation's Results First Work Informs OMB Evidence-Based Initiative

The Foundation's work to support the use of benefit-cost analysis tools to help states provide the best outcomes for citizens while improving fiscal health is influencing policy. Read More
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Research Universities and the Future of America

Research universities have made critical contributions to the American economy and society. However, persistent funding challenges threaten the vitality of U.S. research universities, according to a report requested by Congress. 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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