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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, 02:17 ET Online Voter Registration Now Offered in 13 States - Driving Thousands of New Registrants and Updates

Since July, California, Maryland, New York, and South Carolina have introduced online voter registration, bringing to 13 the number of states that...


Jun 18, 2012, 07:27 ET Pew Study Finds Shortfall in States' Retirement Systems Has Grown to at Least $1.38 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 $1.38...


Feb 28, 2012, 09:56 ET Pew: More Americans Turning to Costly Hospital Care For Preventable Dental Problems

Already stressed state budgets are shouldering an extra burden to cover expensive emergency room (ER) treatment for toothaches and other avoidable...


Feb 14, 2012, 10:00 ET Pew: One in Eight Voter Registrations Inaccurate; 51 Million Citizens Unregistered

Approximately 24 million active voter registrations in the United States—one of every eight—are no longer valid or have significant inaccuracies,...


Jan 27, 2012, 10:00 ET Pew: New Reforms in 47 States and D.C. Improve Military and Overseas Voting

In the past two years, 47 states and the District of Columbia enacted laws to protect the voting rights of military and overseas citizens, according...


Jan 26, 2012, 12:01 ET First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds State Taxpayers Pay 14 Percent Higher Prison Costs Than Budgets Reflect

State taxpayers pay, on average, 14 percent more on prisons than corrections department budgets reflect, according to a report released today by the...


Jul 21, 2011, 11:35 ET Business Leaders to Policymakers: Early Childhood Programs Must Remain Budget Priority

More than 200 business executives, policy makers and civic leaders from across the country are convening today in Boston to discuss the critical role ...


Jun 21, 2011, 05:49 ET Pew Commends Michigan for Bolstering Investment in Home Visiting

Michigan took steps recently to strengthen its $21 million investment in home visiting as Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed HB 4526 into law, demonstrating ...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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, 12:01 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, 12:01 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, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 investment...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 makers prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 makers prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...


May 11, 2011, 12:01 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 prioritize...