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Jan 08, 2013, 09:30 ET

Many States are Missing an Opportunity to Prevent Tooth Decay and Reduce Health-Related Costs

Forty percent of all states earn D or F grades for failing to provide children with dental sealants Most states are not doing enough to use...

Dec 14, 2012, 10:30 ET

Pew: States Create Fiscal Risks By Failing To Control Tax Incentive Costs

Even in tight fiscal conditions, state lawmakers often approve tax incentives for economic development without reliable estimates of their budget...

Nov 07, 2012, 10:40 ET

Pew's Adam Gelb on Prop 36 Victory

Adam Gelb of The Pew Center on the States released the following statement today after Proposition 36 passed with a large majority of the vote in...

Oct 11, 2012, 14:17 ET

Online Voter Registration Now Offered in 13 States - Driving Thousands of New Registrants and Updates

States working with Pew boost online voter registrations through Electronic Registration Information Center Since July, California,...

Jul 06, 2012, 15:41 ET

Pew Applauds Missouri Leaders for Enacting Public Safety Reforms

New law will reduce recidivism, hold offenders accountable and control prison costs ­­­­ Governor Jay Nixon today signed...

Jun 18, 2012, 19:27 ET

Pew Study Finds Shortfall in States' Retirement Systems Has Grown to at Least $1.38 Trillion

Report highlights reforms states enacted to manage their bills The gap between the promises states have made for public employees'...

Jun 06, 2012, 00:01 ET

New Pew Study Finds 36 Percent Increase in Prison Time Served

  Length of Stay for Drug and Violent Crimes Grows at Nearly Same Rate  Prisoners released in 2009 served an average of nine...

May 02, 2012, 14:00 ET

Pew Applauds Georgia Leaders for Enacting Comprehensive Public Safety Reform

Bipartisan legislation will reduce recidivism and cut costs The far-reaching package of reforms Governor Nathan Deal signed into law today...

Apr 12, 2012, 10:44 ET

Pew: States Rely Heavily on Tax Incentives, but Few Evaluate Whether They Work

Main tool for attracting businesses and increasing jobs goes largely unexamined Every state offers tax incentives to attract, retain, and...

Feb 28, 2012, 09:56 ET

Pew: More Americans Turning to Costly Hospital Care For Preventable Dental Problems

Drain on state budgets could be lessened by improving access to routine dental care Already stressed state budgets are shouldering an extra...

Feb 14, 2012, 10:00 ET

Pew: One in Eight Voter Registrations Inaccurate; 51 Million Citizens Unregistered

States Partner to Improve Costly, Outdated Systems Approximately 24 million active voter registrations in the United States—one of...

Jan 27, 2012, 10:00 ET

Pew: New Reforms in 47 States and D.C. Improve Military and Overseas Voting

Changes Will Help Voters Participate in 2012 Election In the past two years, 47 states and the District of Columbia enacted laws to...

Jan 26, 2012, 00:01 ET

First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds State Taxpayers Pay 14 Percent Higher Prison Costs Than Budgets Reflect

Other state agencies cover billions in corrections expenses  State taxpayers pay, on average, 14 percent more on prisons than...

Oct 25, 2011, 17:31 ET

Pew: Competitive Grant Awards Show States' Commitment to Improve Home Visiting Programs

Libby Doggett, director of the Pew Home Visiting Campaign, an initiative of the Pew Center on the States, released the following statement in...

Oct 12, 2011, 12:02 ET

Pew Convenes Education Leaders to Chart Course for Pre-K-12 Future

Policy makers and early learning experts celebrate a decade of pre-k milestones and outline the next phase of advocacy The Pew Center on the...

Aug 24, 2011, 09:50 ET

Pew: States Should Invest in Research-Backed Home Visiting Programs to Capitalize on New Federal Funds

States making investments in voluntary home visiting programs too rarely use evidence of effectiveness to inform their policy decisions, according...

Jul 21, 2011, 11:35 ET

Business Leaders to Policymakers: Early Childhood Programs Must Remain Budget Priority

National summit highlights proven policies critical to America's economic prosperity More than 200 business executives, policy makers and civic...

Jun 21, 2011, 17:49 ET

Pew Commends Michigan for Bolstering Investment in Home Visiting

Effort by state lawmakers to direct taxpayer dollars toward evidence-based polices that promote healthy families will help build more effective...

Jun 07, 2011, 09:45 ET

Pew: Cuts to Nurse-Family Partnership Now Would Cost More Later

Libby Doggett, director of the Pew Home Visiting Campaign, an initiative of the Pew Center on the States, released the following statement in...

May 24, 2011, 00:01 ET

Pew: 22 States Raise Their Grades on Dental Care for Children Even in Tough Fiscal Times

Six states improve by at least two grades, while five states earn F grades The state that children call home can make a big difference in the...

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