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Managing Prison Health Care Spending

Prison health care spending in 44 states totaled $6.5 billion in 2008, out of $36.8 billion in overall institutional correctional expenditures, according to a report from The State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
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Encouraging Collaboration Toward Civic Technology Innovation

A guidebook published by Emerson College’s Engagement Game Lab describes how government, community organizations, and academic researchers can collaborate on developing new tools, processes, and knowledge for innovating civic life in cities. Read More
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Analyzing Illinois’ Budget

The analysis warns that the state’s fiscal 2014 budget may represent a high-water mark with future years bringing a sharp reduction in revenues and further consequences of the unresolved pension crisis. Read More
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City Fiscal Conditions in 2013

The National League of Cities’ 28th annual survey of city finance officers reveals an overall picture of a gradually improving economy and improving city fiscal conditions. Read More

"Vital Signs: City Budgets on the Mend"

The Wall Street Journal Read More
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Delaying Aging May Be a Better Investment Than Fighting Disease

Substantial health and economic returns from delayed aging may warrant a new course for medical research, according to a study by members of the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society. Read More
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Assessing Cities’ Vulnerability to Bankruptcy

A study takes an in-depth look at the fiscal health of six major urban centers to explore whether Detroit’s bankruptcy is an anomaly or the beginning of a trend that could spread throughout the country. Read More

"Is Detroit Contagious?"

The Washington Post
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