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California Improves Criminal Justice through Evidence

A video from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative shows how California county officials, when grappling with the Public Safety Realignment Act, used evidence to invest in criminal justice programs that are most effective and cost-efficient. Read More
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Plan Proposed to Stabilize Illinois Finances

The Civic Federation, a MacArthur grantee, has proposed a comprehensive three-year plan to address Illinois' ongoing financial crisis with spending limits and revenue enhancements. Read More
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Peace Agreement Success Depends on Inclusion of Natural Resources

A study by Forest Trends, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, suggests that the failure of peace agreements is largely due to the lack of natural resource management. Read More
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Lessons From the Great Recession

A report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that measures taken to stem the 2008 Great Recession and financial crisis prevented the economy from tumbling into a 1930s-style Great Depression. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform Trends Across the U.S.

In recent years, U.S. juvenile justice legislation has significantly shifted in favor of broad system reforms that reflect the latest adolescent development research distinguishing juveniles from adults. Read More
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Evidence-Based Policymaking in Four California Counties

A case study from the Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative describes how four California counties have used evidence-based policymaking to meet the challenges of the state’s criminal justice reform effort. Read More
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State Pathways to a Clean Energy Future

Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which sets the first-ever standards limiting carbon pollution from power plants, states can craft their own strategy and set stronger standards that create significant economic benefits. Read More
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Exploring Urban Governance Worldwide

An online platform offers new ways of communicating and mapping the vast landscape of urban governance models and approaches to challenges faced by cities around the world. Read More
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Americans Favor Deal With Iran, Survey Finds

A majority of Americans supports the broad outlines of an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program to civilian uses, according to a public opinion poll by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Read More
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Progress in Supporting Evidence-Based Policymaking

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law bipartisan legislation that will help state policymakers study the effectiveness of corrections and human services programs. Read More
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Mental Health and the Role of the States

A report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to better explain the country’s mental health challenges and, in particular, the states’ role in ... Read More