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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...

May 06, 2011, 10:59 ET

Pew Applauds Tennessee for Military and Overseas Voting Improvements

New Law Helps Ensure Tennesseans Abroad Can Cast Votes That Will Be Counted Tennessee took steps this week to improve the voting procedure for...

Apr 26, 2011, 09:42 ET

Pew: NIEER Yearbook Findings Underscore Critical Need for Early Learning in ESEA

Marci Young, director of Pre-K Now, a campaign of the Pew Center on the States, issued the following statement on the release of the National...

Apr 26, 2011, 00:01 ET

Pew Study Finds Shortfall in States' Retirement Systems Has Grown to at Least $1.26 Trillion

The gap between the promises states have made for public employees' retirement benefits and the money they have set aside grew to at least $1.26...

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...

Feb 14, 2011, 10:58 ET

PEW: Congress Must Support Early Learning in Obama’s Budget

Marci Young, director of Pre-K Now, a campaign of the Pew Center on the States, released the following statement about President Obama's FY 2012...

Dec 08, 2010, 09:08 ET

Pew Report: New Mexico Pre-Kindergarten Program Loses Momentum Amid Budget Crisis

Newly elected policy makers will need to restore lost funding to ensure New Mexico kids are ready to learn New Mexico's pre-kindergarten program...

Dec 08, 2010, 09:02 ET

Pew Report: Iowa Protects Pre-Kindergarten Investments Amid Budget Crisis

Strong leadership from new policy makers required to reach goal of pre-k-for-all The Iowa legislature appropriated $16.2 million in "start-up"...

Dec 08, 2010, 08:52 ET

Pew Report: Florida Increases Pre-Kindergarten Investment Amid Budget Crisis

Race to the Top grant gives newly elected lawmakers chance to improve quality Florida grew its pre-kindergarten program by $12.9 million in FY11,...

Dec 08, 2010, 08:50 ET

Pew: Majority of States Protected Pre-Kindergarten From Budget Cuts

Despite revenue drops and budget shortfalls, leaders of both parties continue to hold the line on pre-k Despite widespread fiscal distress,...

Dec 08, 2010, 08:43 ET

Pew Report: Alabama Leaders Protect Pre-Kindergarten Investments Amid Budget Crisis

Strong Leadership from Governor-elect Robert Bentley required to prepare more kids for kindergarten Alabama's pre-k investments remain at $18.4...

Nov 05, 2010, 10:30 ET

Pew: New State Leaders Will Have to Reconcile Campaign Promises, Voters' Priorities, Budget Realities

Significant conflicts over how to tackle major budget shortfalls await the record number of new governors and state legislators elected this week....

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...