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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
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Contributing to a Stronger American Democracy: President’s Essay

In his annual essay, MacArthur President Robert Gallucci focuses on what MacArthur is doing to help strengthen American democracy. Read More
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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
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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

Examining the Fiscal Health of City Governments

The National League of Cities will examine the fiscal health of city governments across the U.S. as they recover from the recession. Read More

"For Two Economists, the Buffett Rule Is Just a Start"

From The New York Times
Emmanuel Saez, MacArthur Fellow, 2010
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Grantee Hosts Bipartisan Budget Forum

The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, hosted the forum on how the federal government can avoid budget catastrophe, featuring theoretical and modeling work supported by the Foundation. Read More