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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,...


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'...


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States Partner to Improve Costly, Outdated Systems Approximately 24 million active voter registrations in the United States—one of...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


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...


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

West Virginia spent $1.44 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, yet the state cannot answer critical questions about what returns this...


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

Connecticut 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 Colorado Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Colorado 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 California is a Leader in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

California 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 Many States Fail to Measure Performance of Transportation Dollars

States spent an estimated $131 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, but many cannot answer critical questions about what returns this...


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

Indiana spent $2.82 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, yet the state cannot answer critical questions about what returns this...


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

Illinois 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 Massachusetts Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

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


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

Arizona spent almost $1.56 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, yet the state cannot answer critical questions about what returns this...


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

Michigan 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 North Carolina Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

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


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...