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A Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for the State of Illinois

The Chicago-based Civic Federation proposed measures to substantially reduce the current Illinois budget deficit in FY2011 and to place the State on better fiscal footing over the long term. Read More

The Civic Federation Releases Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for Illinois

The Civic Federation, a 116-year-old government research organization, released today its plan to salvage the State of Illinois’ finances. Read More

Berkman Completes Broadband Study for FCC

Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a MacArthur grantee, submitted its final report on broadband deployment and usage around the world. Read More

Center for Global Development Hosts Secretary of State

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chose the offices of MacArthur grantee the Center for Global Development for a major policy speech in which she declared international development a central pillar of U.S. foreign policy. Read More
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New Report on "Choosing the Nation's Fiscal Future"

A new joint report from the National Research Council and the National Academy of Public Administration offers U.S. leaders ways to address the nation's fiscal problems and confront its rapidly growing debt. Read More

Congress Approves New Spending for CDFIs

In a victory for community financial development institutions (CDFIs), newly-passed legislation includes $247 million for the CDFI Fund of the U.S. Treasury Department — a dramatic increase over its $107 million budget in 2009. Read More

Florida Adopts New Procedures for Juveniles

The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion amending the state’s juvenile procedures, making them consistent with the principles underlying the Foundation’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. Read More

Seattle Voters Support Affordable Housing

More than 60 percent of Seattle voters approved, for the second time, a levy that will fund the construction or preservation of apartment buildings that serve low- to moderate-income seniors and disabled people, formerly-homeless individuals, and ... Read More

Research Predicts Longer Life Expectancy for Americans, Higher Outlays for Medicare and Social Security

Current government projections may significantly underestimate the future life expectancy of Americans, according to research from the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society. Read More

The Benefits of Risk Factor Prevention in Americans Aged 51 Years and Older

Article by Network members examining how investments in preventive care for older Americans could reduce long-term health care costs for the nation. Read More

Tapping Scientific & Technical Expertise in Policymaking

"All of us together are smarter than any one of us alone," social-media pioneer Anil Dash said when asked why the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is launching Expert Labs. Read More

White House Looks to Chicago's New Communities Program

The White House sees Chicago’s New Communities Program as a source for ideas on urban revitalization for the nation. Read More

The Kennedy Center Comes to Chicago

Capacity Building: Midwest is a two-year program, led by Michael Kaiser, President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which provides arts management training to over 30 culturally-specific arts organizations in the Midwest ... Read More

Grantee Research Contributes to New Missile Defense Plan

President Obama announced a new missile defense plan, which would scrap the planned system in Poland and the Czech Republic and instead deploy a reconfigured system aimed at intercepting short- and medium-range Iranian missiles. Read More

Digital Media Are Changing How Young People Learn — Education Experts Urge New Policy Considerations

Digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life, and these changes have important policy implications, according to a panel of experts participating in a Capitol Hill briefing today ... Read More