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Assessing Small Businesses’ Access to Capital

Small businesses in low-income, majority minority neighborhoods in the Chicago area were less likely to receive loans between 2008 and 2012, according to a report from the Woodstock Institute. Read More
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Outside Spending Skyrockets After Citizens United

The Brennan Center, a MacArthur grantee, finds that after the 2010 decision, Senate campaign finances were dominated by donations from the super-rich. Read More
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Report Examines Impact Investing’s Role in Addressing Income Inequality

The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S. draws on lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security. Read More
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Voting Reforms Enacted in Illinois

The new law provides for permanent voter registration on Election Day, expanding a successful pilot program; extends both early voting and voting by mail; and allows electronic voter registration at many government agencies. Read More
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A New Era of Immigration Federalism

A report from the Center for Migration Studies of New York analyzes the increasingly dynamic interaction among states, localities, and the federal government in the formulation and implementation of immigration policy. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Progress in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled the state’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration requirement for juveniles to be unconstitutional. Read More
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Talking Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Tools from the Frameworks Institute analyze and provide guidance on effective ways of communicating about immigration reform. Read More
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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Part of History in Cuba

Members of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic were in Havana, Cuba last week on a MacArthur-supported cultural exchange, when the announcement of renewed diplomatic relations with the United States occurred. Read More
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Massachusetts’ Evidence-Based Approach to Reducing Recidivism

A case study from the Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative explores efforts in Massachusetts to establish an evidence-based approach to policymaking to decrease criminal justice spending, reduce crime, and improve public safety. Read More
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Guide Details How to Talk to Americans About Climate Change

The Connecting on Climate guide includes 10 principles for effective climate change communication based on research from a range of social science fields including psychology, anthropology, communications, and behavioral economics. Read More
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Online Tool Tracks Climate Change Responses By State

The MacArthur-supported State Adaptation Progress Tracker is intended to hold states and policymakers accountable to the plans they develop to respond to climate change. Read More