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Exploring Campaign Contributions in State Supreme Court Races

Research by the National Institute on Money in State Politics explores the role of campaign contributions in the 31 state supreme court races of 2016. Read More
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Index Shows Most Legislative Races Are Not Competitive

An interactive index allows journalists, policymakers, and citizens to analyze the competitiveness of races from a variety of perspectives, such as voter demographics and campaign fundraising. Read More
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Out-of-State Contributions Boost Gubernatorial Candidates

A study by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient, examines the trending topic of the proliferation and influence of out-of-state donors. Read More
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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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Role of Money and Politics Grows in Judicial Elections

The report finds increased politicization and escalating spending in state judicial campaigns, as well as the growing role of special interest money. 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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MacArthur Grants to Support Campaign Finance Research, Information Sharing, and Efforts to Improve Elections Process

With studies showing that Americans’ confidence in their government is at an all-time low, MacArthur has been exploring ways that grantmaking can help strengthen the institutions of U.S. democracy. Read More