MacArthur supports projects to develop evidence and policy alternatives for addressing the country's deteriorating fiscal condition and to ensure a sound fiscal future. The Foundation is also committed to informing the American public and policymakers of the fiscal realities facing the country.
The report details threats to Illinois’ public services and fiscal sustainability as well as actions that can be taken to address those issues, including adopting a non-political revenue forecasting process, pension reforms, and tax reforms. Read More
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
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
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
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