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Jan 28, 2010, 07:40 ET Pew Urges Congress to Include Federal Funding for Pre-K in Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Marci Young, director of Pre-K Now, a Pew Center on the States campaign, released the following statement about President Obama's comments on...


Jan 27, 2010, 10:00 ET Congressional Leaders Take on Recidivism and Corrections Spending

First National Summit on 'Justice Reinvestment' Held on Capitol Hill A bipartisan group of congressional and state leaders and experts on...


Oct 22, 2009, 19:08 ET Pew Applauds Congress for Including Military and Overseas Voting Solutions in Final Defense Authorization Bill

Bipartisan effort to improve military and overseas voting builds momentum for election system modernization Today, Congress enacted the...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report: Illinois Lawmakers Commitment To High-Quality Pre-K Goes Off Track

The Prairie State is One of Only Ten States to Decrease Funding for Pre-k in FY10 Illinois' legislature dealt a serious setback to one...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report: Maine Lawmakers Stand Out for Innovative Use of Stimulus for Early Education

Maine's Increase in Funding for Pre-k Shows a Commitment to Kids and the State's Bottom Line In addition to a projected $2 million...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report: Oregon Lawmakers Stand Out for Innovative Use of Stimulus for Early Education

Oregon's Increase in Funding for Pre-k Shows Commitment to Kids and the State's Bottom Line In addition to approving a 6 percent funding...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report Applauds Alaska Lawmakers for Investing in High-Quality Pre-K

New Program is an Important Step Toward Educational Success and Economic Recovery Although Alaska faced a budget gap of more than 30...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report: Without a Secure Funding Source, Louisiana's Pre-K for All Is Side-Tracked

The Pelican State Is One of Only Ten States to Cut Pre-K Funding for FY10 Just a year after they committed to making voluntary...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report: New Jersey Lawmakers Stand Out as Leaders for Investing in High-Quality Pre-K

Strong Gubernatorial Support is Matched by Equally Robust Legislative Action New Jersey lawmakers approved the largest dollar increase...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report: Alabama Lawmakers Stand Out as Leaders for Investing in High-Quality Pre-K

Strong Gubernatorial Support is Matched by Equally Robust Legislative Action Alabama lawmakers approved the fourth largest...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report: Ohio Lawmakers Commitment to High-Quality Pre-K is Derailed

Ohio is One of Only Ten States to Decrease Funding for Pre-k in FY10 Ohio lawmakers approved the largest percentage cut in the nation...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report: Texas Lawmakers Stand Out as Leaders for Investing in High-Quality Pre-K

Texas' Legislature does the Right Thing for Kids and the State's Bottom Line Texas lawmakers approved the fourth largest dollar increase...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:57 ET Pew Report Applauds Rhode Island Lawmakers for Investing in High-Quality Pre-K

New Program is Important Step Toward Educational Success & Economic Recovery Although Rhode Island faced nearly a 20 percent budget...


Oct 22, 2009, 08:56 ET Pew Report: Facing Historic Budget Gaps, Most States Protect Pre-Kindergarten

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia -- which faced budget gaps of up to 35 percent -- chose to increase or hold steady funding for...


Mar 26, 2009, 13:00 ET Survey Suggests Voter Registration Problems Were Major Factor in Three Million Americans' Inability to Vote in 2008

As many as three million registered voters did not cast a ballot in the 2008 General Election due to voter registration problems, suggests a survey...


Mar 24, 2009, 11:32 ET Pew Report Finds Major Flaws in Pennsylvania's Effort to Lease Turnpike

Openness, Long-Term Planning Recommended for Future Public-Private Infrastructure Partnerships The unsuccessful effort last year to lease the...


Mar 02, 2009, 11:00 ET One in 31 U.S. Adults are Behind Bars, on Parole or Probation

Pew Report Finds States Can Cut Prison Spending, Improve Public Safety By Boosting Support for Community Corrections Explosive growth in the...


Dec 17, 2008, 12:21 ET States Strengthen Response to Foreclosure Crisis, According to New Research from the Pew Center on the States

States are stepping up their response to the nation's housing crisis with new legislation and programs to help homeowners, limit high-cost lending...


Dec 10, 2008, 15:00 ET Leading State Officials Urge Reforms to Voting System

Momentum for change is highlighted at conference sponsored by Pew Center on the States Leading state election officials, policymakers and...


Dec 09, 2008, 10:54 ET Election Day Went Smoothly But Trouble Spots Remain, Survey Shows

Pew Center on the States and the JEHT Foundation Commit $8 Million in 2009 to Modernize Election System Despite widespread predictions of...