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Outside Spending Skyrockets After Citizens United

The Brennan Center, a MacArthur grantee, finds that after the 2010 decision, Senate campaign finances were dominated by donations from the super-rich. Read More
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Voting Reforms Enacted in Illinois

The new law provides for permanent voter registration on Election Day, expanding a successful pilot program; extends both early voting and voting by mail; and allows electronic voter registration at many government agencies. Read More
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A New Era of Immigration Federalism

A report from the Center for Migration Studies of New York analyzes the increasingly dynamic interaction among states, localities, and the federal government in the formulation and implementation of immigration policy. Read More
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Talking Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Tools from the Frameworks Institute analyze and provide guidance on effective ways of communicating about immigration reform. Read More
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Massachusetts’ Evidence-Based Approach to Reducing Recidivism

A case study from the Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative explores efforts in Massachusetts to establish an evidence-based approach to policymaking to decrease criminal justice spending, reduce crime, and improve public safety. Read More
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Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Guide for Effective Government

A report outlines a comprehensive framework to assist policymakers in building a system of evidence-based government, helping them to achieve substantially better results by funding and operating public programs that are proven to work. Read More
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Youth Perspective on Being Tried as Adults

A report from the John Howard Association of Illinois explores how young people who have been tried, convicted and imprisoned as adults understand and perceive the process, and makes a number of recommendations for improving it. Read More
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Assessing City Fiscal Conditions

The National League of Cities’ 28th annual survey of city finance officers reveals improvement in both the overall economy and in city fiscal conditions. Read More
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Advancing the Use of Evidence in Social Policy

A brief from the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy outlines an increasing demand for and uptake of evidence-based approaches to policymaking, especially in the federal government. Read More
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Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Public Policies

A new online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various programs as rated by eight national research clearinghouses. Read More
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Book Maps Possibilities at the Intersection of Law and Neuroscience

A book released by The MacArthur Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is designed to be the definitive reference for judges, lawyers, and students on the intersection of law and neuroscience. Read More

Results That Bring Change

MacArthur’s Interim President Julia Stasch and Policy Research Director Valerie Chang discuss the partnership between Pew and MacArthur through the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Read More
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Assessing State Health Care Spending

A collection of reports by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More