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State Budgets Under Stress: Paths to Sustainability

President Robert Gallucci discusses MacArthur's partnership with the Chicago Fed to help inform the American public and policymakers of the fiscal realities facing our state and our country. Read More

States Continue to Feel Recession's Impact

Large fiscal problems remain as 42 states and the District of Columbia have closed or are working to close $103 billion in shortfalls for fiscal year 2012 with little federal aid available. Read More

Addressing Prospects and Challenges for the Global Nuclear Future: After Fukushima

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses how the average citizen's perception of nuclear energy might be affected by the 2011 crisis at the Japanese power plant. Read More

D.C. Leaders More Worried, Yet More Optimistic About Solving Nation's Fiscal Problems

The federal deficit and national debt have more than doubled as a concern for movers and shakers in Washington, according to a new survey by MacArthur grantee Public Agenda. Read More

Affordability Increasingly Challenges U.S. Renters

Long-term increases in rental housing prices and utility costs combined with stagnant or falling incomes are creating escalating affordability pressures for U.S. renters. Read More

The Human Side of the Fiscal Crisis

This policy forum by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget examined two paths for dealing with the nation's fiscal situation: action and inaction, and how they will affect a variety of groups. Read More

Financial Challenges for the New Chicago Mayor

The Civic Federation, a MacArthur grantee, released a new report that details the fiscal challenges facing the next Mayor of Chicago. Read More

9 Groups Receive Grants for How Housing Matters to Families & Communities Program

Boston College (2010) Brown University (2010) Harvard University (2010) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2010) New York University (2010) RAND- Social Networks (2010) University of Chicago (2010 ... Read More

MacArthur Awards $5.6 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters to Children, Families, and Communities

Recipients will mine and connect existing data sets, such as the U.S. Census and school statistics, in new ways to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. Read More

Will It Take a Crisis to Fix U.S. Fiscal Policy?

Unless current policies are reformed, the national debt will continue to grow, making a sovereign debt crisis, like those in Ireland and Greece, inevitable, according to a new paper by Rudy Penner of the Urban Institute. Read More

Regional Resilience in the Face of Foreclosures

The foreclosure crisis is an opportunity to reorient housing strategies, according to a report by researchers, elected officials, and housing practitioners, who examined home mortgage foreclosures in six metropolitan regions for the National League of Cities. Read More

Communicating Effectively About Budgets and Taxes

With support from MacArthur, the Frameworks Institute has been conducting research to understand the underlying assumptions Americans have about budgets and taxes and to develop more productive strategies for communicating about these issues Read More

What D.C. Influencers Say About the National Debt

The second round of the "The Buck Stops Where?" survey series conduced by MacArthur grantee Public Agenda examines how Beltway insiders viewed the debt and the deficit during the 2010 midterm elections. Read More