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Elspeth Revere to Leave MacArthur After 24 Years

Elspeth Revere, Vice President for Media, Culture and Special Initiatives, will leave MacArthur at the end of November, after more than 24 years of service.
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Examining Political News Habits Across Generations

The MacArthur-supported report analyzes political news habits across the Millennial, Generation X, and Baby Boomer generations.
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Court Upholds Ban on Personal Campaign Solicitations by Judges

Research by MacArthur grantees Justice at Stake and the Brennan Center was cited by the Court, and Justice at Stake filed an amicus brief in the case.
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Database Tracks Political Contributions to State Legislators

The database, which was created by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, enables citizens, journalists, and public officials to sort the data by legislator, legislative committee, and specific legislation.
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National Institute on Money in State Politics, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, National Institute on Money in State Politics is tracking campaign financing in all 50 states.
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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.
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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.
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Exploring Technology’s Role in Running Efficient Elections

In a series of convenings across the country, state legislators and legislative staff joined state and local election officials to discuss how elections are currently run and how elections administration can be improved in the future.

"Are Our Courts for Sale?"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Justice at Stake
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Report Finds Striking Differences In Partisans' Media Habits

When it comes to getting news about politics and government, those with consistent liberal or conservative views have information streams that are distinct from individuals with mixed political views — and very distinct from each other, according ...
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Campaign Spending in the States

Since 2010, outside spending in state elections has increased dramatically, according a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a MacArthur grantee.
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Non-Candidate Spending On the Rise In State Elections

Non-candidate spending has increased in state elections since 2010, in part because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, according to “Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics?”

"Judges on the Campaign Trail"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Justice at Stake
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Study Finds Precincts with More Minorities Experienced Longer Voting Lines in 2012

Precincts with fewer poll workers and voting machines and more minorities experienced longer voting lines in the 2012 presidential election, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU.