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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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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Responds to Economic Stimulus Package

MacArthur grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, has created a new feature on its website — the Economic Recovery Watch — which will provide rapid-response analyses as the Obama Administration and Congress formulate measures to address ... Read More

"Both Campaigns Distorting Facts on Money Matters"

From The Washington Post
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New MacArthur Research Network to Examine Impact of Aging Society

MacArthur is creating a new inter-disciplinary research network to help America prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by our aging society. Read More

Child Tax Credit Extended to More Low-Income Families

As part of the recently enacted economic rescue legislation, Congress approved a measure that will allow more low-income families to qualify for the Child Tax Credit in 2008 and provide more financial support for eligible families ... Read More

Online Archive Simplifies Access to Policy Research

With support from MacArthur, the Center for Governmental Studies has launched PolicyArchive, the nation’s first free comprehensive, online archive of public policy research. Read More

Expert Committee to Identify and Assess Options for Restoring America's Fiscal Health

A committee of experts selected and staffed by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Public Administration will identify and assess a range of options for restoring America’s fiscal health. Read More

“Philanthropy, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Public Policy,” Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the 2008 Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's research grantmaking and support for efforts to align policy with sound evidence. Read More
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Olga Sidorovich, Institute of Law & Public Policy

Olga Sidorovich, Institute of Law & Public Policy, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

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Chicago Receives $153 Million to Fight Traffic Congestion

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Chicago $153 million to fund a new approach for transportation improvements that had been recommended by MacArthur grantees Metropolis 2020 and Metropolitan Planning Council. Read More