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Facts & Fictions about an Aging America

This article published in Contexts magazine debunks common myths about aging in America. Read More

Fiscal Summit Addresses Deficit Reduction

Several MacArthur grantees and members of the Foundation-supported Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States participated in the recent Fiscal Responsibility Summit convened by the Obama Administration. Those selected to participate included the Brookings ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

MacArthur's President discusses the Foundation's support for science, focusing especially on research around conservation and climate change. Read More

Fair Pay Act Signed Into Law

President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for people subjected to pay discrimination to challenge the practice in court. The law reverses a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ... Read More

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

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. Read More

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

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Conference on Mental Health in the Mainstream of Public Policy

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci reflects on the Foundation's thirty years of mental health grantmaking and suggests steps to create an integrated system of mental health care. Read More

Metro Areas Need to Use Power of Their Votes

An opinion piece by Bruce Katz and MarySue Barrett calls for a “reimagination” of the partnership between the federal government and metropolitan regions. Read More

What Makes Regions Resilient?

A recent community piece in the National Civic Review entitled, “What Makes Regions Resilient?” sets out the themes that that will be explored by the newly-created MacArthur Research Network on Building Resilient Regions. The Network will ... Read More