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States Benefit from Results First Initiative

States implementing an analytic cost-benefit model pioneered by the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative are seeing important policymaking successes, according to a brief. Read More
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State, Local Government Spending on Health Care Grew Faster Than National Rate in 2012

Total U.S. health care spending grew slowly in 2012, rising about four percent, but the story for state and local governments was dramatically different, according to an analysis from the State Health Care Spending Project Read More
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State Fiscal Strains Linger in Economic Recovery

The report outlines a troubling picture of the unsustainable fiscal position of many states and their local governments across the country Read More
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The Pew-MacArthur Results First Approach

Infographic shows innovative model to help states invest in policies and programs that work. Read More

Strategies for Managing Prison Health Care Spending Webcast

This webcast will feature a panel discussion among state representatives and national experts on strategies states can adopt to mitigate the rising costs of prison health care. Read More
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Using Ballot Measures to Advance Economic Growth

Ballot measures are a viable option for states and metropolitan areas looking to invest in innovation capacity, education and workforce development, and infrastructure, according to a paper from the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program. Read More
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Growing Older But Not Old: Insight on Aging and Health

For many, growing older is not accompanied by life-limiting declines in health, according to a new study from the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society and published in the Journals of Gerontology. Read More

Workshop on Standards for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Preventive Interventions for Children, Youth, and Families

Information about the workshop and a webcast of the event can be found on the Institute of Medicine website. Read More

"Wheelies: The Cash for Clunkers Edition"

The New York Times Read More