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Gauging Midwest Preparedness for Immigration Action

States in the Midwest are not uniformly prepared to implement immigration policies advanced by President Obama, potentially jeopardizing $650 million in additional tax revenues for their governments, according to a grantee report. Read More
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Legislating Evidence-Based Policymaking

A brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative reviews state laws that support data-driven decision-making and identifies thematic approaches to promoting data-driven program choices. Read More
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Assessing Illinois’ Deficit

Illinois faces a $9 billion operating deficit in fiscal year 2016, according to a report from the Fiscal Futures Project of the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Read More
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Addressing Unfair Citizenship Practices in Mexico

Sin Fronteras has helped to win Mexican citizenship for 14 individuals whose cases were plagued with undue delays and obstruction resulting from corrupt and unfair practices by the Mexican government. Read More
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Supporting Civic Tech Innovation

The Governance Lab Academy has launched a series of coaching programs designed to help participants working in civic engagement and innovation to develop effective projects from idea to implementation. Read More
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John Howard Association of Illinois, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, John Howard Association of Illinois is conducting independent oversight to ensure humane and fair treatment of the incarcerated in Illinois. Watch
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Nine Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

From tracking money in U.S. elections to protecting the vulnerable in Mexico to reinvigorating civics education, these extraordinary organizations are tackling some of the most difficult social challenges and achieving outsized impact. Read More
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Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Roosevelt Campus Network is galvanizing a new generation to participate in making public policy. Watch