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New Poll: Voters Want Congress to Act to Reduce the National Debt

More than 70 percent of mid-term voters polled in a post-election survey say it is "very important" that Congress takes steps to reduce the national debt. Read More

Copyright Decision Expands Access to Encrypted, Copyrighted Material

A network of fair-use advocates, including several MacArthur grantees, successfully petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office to grant more access to copyrighted and encrypted DVD content. Read More

New Journal Explores Benefits, Costs of Government Programs

The new academic Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis examines whether government programs improve the well-being of society. It was published by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis with support from MacArthur. Read More

Illinois Approves Payday Loan Bill

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that caps interest rates on payday loans and provides other consumer protections through increased regulation of lenders. Read More

National Town Meetings on Our Fiscal Future

3,500 Americans gathered together at 57 sites across the country to deliberate about our nation's fiscal future. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduces America's Fiscal Future: Making Difficult Choices

As a nation, we have been over-spending, over-promising, and over-borrowing. Our panelists will go into the details of how this came to be, and what the implications are for the United States. Read More

Americans Come Together to Send Strong Message to Congress about Fiscal Future

Thousands of Americans across 60 cities participated in a MacArthur-supported discussion on America’s fiscal future called AmericaSpeaks. Read More

Illinois Campaign Helps Boost Census Participation

The Count Me In initiative, a $1.2 million effort supported by MacArthur and nine other foundations in Illinois, worked to increase participation in the 2010 Census in hard-to-count communities in Chicago and the state. Read More