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"Commentary: Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton: Stop Courting Catastrophe"

Chicago Tribune
MacArthur President Julia Stasch and other philanthropic leaders tell Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton to put partisan politics aside to save Illinois.
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Climate Change Could Exacerbate Allergies, Asthma

A report by the Natural Resources Defense Council finds that a warming climate could favor the formation of more ozone smog and production of allergenic pollen, a concern for allergy sufferers and asthmatics. Read More
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Assessing the Costs of Jails

A report from the Vera Institute of Justice shows that hidden costs make jails far more expensive than previously understood. Read More
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Assessing the Cost of Political Uncertainty

A video explores the financial costs of times of political uncertainty, and shows that during a month in which politics are in flux, the cost to the global economy can be roughly $15 billion. Read More
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Reworking the Economy to Reduce Inequality

The Roosevelt Institute has released a comprehensive policy agenda for reducing inequality and improving economic performance by overhauling the laws and institutions that shape the economy. Read More
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Assessing Economic and Social Impacts of Maternal Death

A report by Family Care International and several research partners focuses on the immediate and long-term effects of maternal death on children, households, and communities in developing countries. Read More
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Exploring Open Governance

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance has released its core research agenda, which will focus primarily on two areas: data-driven governance and collaborative governance. Read More
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Assessing the Proposed Illinois FY16 Budget

A report by the Civic Federation finds that the proposed Illinois FY16 budget relies heavily on projected savings that do not appear to be achievable in light of the state’s obligations and long-term policy objectives. Read More
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Understanding Illinois Pensions

The Civic Federation provides two easy-to-understand primers on public employee pensions in the State of Illinois. Read More
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Report Examines Nuclear Security and Disarmament Link

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Deepti Choubey examines how nuclear-armed and non-nuclear-weapon states view the relationship between preventing nuclear terrorism and reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons. Read More
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Assessing Views on Open Government Data

Americans are generally optimistic that government initiatives to use open data can make government more accountable, but they are less confident that open data will improve government performance, according to a national survey. Read More
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Supporting Transparency and Participation in Internet Governance

The NETmundial Solutions Map, a tool created by members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance, facilitates information sharing and collaboration on Internet governance issues. Read More