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Advancing the development of more effective domestic policies by working to increase the policy impact of all strategies in the Foundation’s U.S. Programs.  Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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"New Community Planning Game Attracts Youth"

From Nonprofit Quarterly
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Civic Federation Releases Illinois State Budget Projections

The Roadmap shows the state is on track to accumulate nearly $22 billion in unpaid bills by FY2018 unless action is taken to curb rising pension costs. Read More
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Website Sheds Light on State and Local Government Finances

The site provides state and local officials, journalists, and citizens with reliable, unbiased data and analysis about the challenges state and local governments face, potential solutions, and the consequences of competing options. Read More
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Tobin Project

Building a new model for policy-relevant research Inspired by economics Nobel laureate James Tobin, the Tobin Project convenes and connects academics and policymakers to conduct research initiatives that address some of society's most pressing problems ... Watch
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Millenials Have Big Ideas for the Future of Government

Millenials seek a government that is reactive to and reflective of their generation, according to Government By and For Millenial America, a report from the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, which is part of MacArthur grantee the ... Read More
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Database Tracks State Efforts to Combat Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

The database aggregates hundreds of anti-abuse practices in states across the nation that have been found to be promising by state and federal Medicaid agencies. Read More
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Mississippi to Adopt System to Measure Spending Effectiveness

Mississippi officials are adopting an approach that is designed to help states assess the costs and benefits of policy options and specific programs and use that data to make budget decisions based on results Read More