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May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET Delaware Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Delaware shows mixed results when it comes to having the essential tools — goals, performance measures and data — to help policy makers...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET Florida is a Leader in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Florida is a national leader when it comes to having the essential tools—goals, performance measures and data—to help policy makers...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET Minnesota is a Leader in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Minnesota is a national leader when it comes to having the essential tools—goals, performance measures and data—to help policy makers...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET New Jersey Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

New Jersey shows mixed results when it comes to having the essential tools—goals, performance measures and data—to help policy makers...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET Washington is a Leader in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

The State of Washington is a national leader when it comes to having the essential tools—goals, performance measures and data—to help...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET Tennessee Trails Behind in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Tennessee spent almost $1.78 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, yet the state cannot answer critical questions about what returns this...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET New York Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

New York shows mixed results when it comes to having the essential tools—goals, performance measures and data—to help policy makers...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET Rhode Island Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Rhode Island shows mixed results when it comes to having the essential tools—goals, performance measures and data—to help policy makers...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET Oregon is a Leader in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Oregon is a national leader when it comes to having the essential tools — goals, performance measures and data — to help policy makers...


May 11, 2011, 00:01 ET Maryland is a Leader in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Maryland is a national leader when it comes to having the essential tools—goals, performance measures and data—to help policy makers...


Apr 12, 2011, 09:25 ET Pew Releases First Ever State-by-State Survey of Recidivism Rates and Highlights Strategies to Stop the Revolving Door

Despite massive increases in state spending on corrections, America's national recidivism rate remains stubbornly high. A new report, State of...


Mar 08, 2011, 10:59 ET Pew Report: Military Families With Young Children Seek Greater Access to Child Care & State Pre-K

Survey spotlights need for quality family services for military households with young children Military parents with young children report that...


Mar 03, 2011, 14:37 ET Pew Applauds Kentucky Leaders for Comprehensive Public Safety Reforms

Bipartisan legislation will cut spending, reduce recidivism The broad series of reforms Governor Steve Beshear signed into law today puts...


Jul 15, 2010, 19:20 ET Pew Commends Uniform Law Commission for Military and Overseas Voters Act

Model law for states would remove obstacles and provide more time to vote in all elections The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) took a major step...


Jun 21, 2010, 13:00 ET Pew Report Finds States Are Essential to Broadband Expansion

VIDEO SOUND FOOTAGE AVAILABLE (INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF RELEASE) A growing number of states are stepping up efforts to expand high-quality...


May 20, 2010, 10:25 ET Pew Report Finds Gov. Bredesen Protects Pre-Kindergarten Program Amid Budget Squeeze

Pre-k addition to nation's major education law would strengthen Tennessee's reform efforts Gov. Phil Bredesen's budget proposal to protect...


May 20, 2010, 09:02 ET Pew Report Finds Governors Protecting Pre-Kindergarten Programs Amid Budget Squeeze

Pre-k addition to nation's major education law would strengthen state reform efforts In spite of widespread fiscal distress in states, FY11...


Apr 28, 2010, 11:49 ET Pew Urges Congress to Fund Reforms Meant to Improve Children’s Dental Health

The Pew Center on the States today urged congressional leaders to fund dental care measures in the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act....


Apr 06, 2010, 11:00 ET Pew and Partners Work With States to Strengthen Voluntary Home Visiting Programs for New Parents

High-quality, home-based support provides returns of up to $5.70 per taxpayer dollar invested The Pew Center on the States and its partners...


Mar 09, 2010, 12:01 ET Pew Report: Pre-K Teacher Training A Significant Factor in Improving Children's School Readiness

To maximize the benefits of pre-kindergarten investments, states need to create policies that define and support teacher quality, according to a...