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May 11, 2011, 12:01 ET Oregon is a Leader in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Oregon 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 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 prioritize...


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


May 11, 2011, 12:01 ET Tennessee Trails Behind in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars

Tennessee spent almost $1.78 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, yet the state cannot answer critical questions about what returns this...


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

Military parents with young children report that the need for early care and education services, including child care, parenting classes and...


Mar 03, 2011, 02:37 ET Pew Applauds Kentucky Leaders for Comprehensive Public Safety Reforms

The broad series of reforms Governor Steve Beshear signed into law today puts Kentucky at the forefront of states advancing research-driven, criminal ...


Jul 15, 2010, 07:20 ET Pew Commends Uniform Law Commission for Military and Overseas Voters Act

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) took a major step toward improving state election systems by approving the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act...


Jun 21, 2010, 01:00 ET Pew Report Finds States Are Essential to Broadband Expansion

A growing number of states are stepping up efforts to expand high-quality broadband—or high-speed Internet—in the wake of the federal government's...


May 20, 2010, 10:25 ET Pew Report Finds Gov. Bredesen Protects Pre-Kindergarten Program Amid Budget Squeeze

Gov. Phil Bredesen's budget proposal to protect funding for Tennessee's pre-kindergarten program earns national commendation in a state-by-state...


May 20, 2010, 09:02 ET Pew Report Finds Governors Protecting Pre-Kindergarten Programs Amid Budget Squeeze

In spite of widespread fiscal distress in states, FY11 budget proposals from the nation's governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia keep...


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

The Pew Center on the States and its partners announced today a targeted $5.6 million campaign to promote smart state investments in evidence-based,...


Mar 09, 2010, 12:01 ET Pew Report: Pre-K Teacher Training A Significant Factor in Improving Children's School Readiness

To maximize the benefits of pre-kindergarten investments, states need to create policies that define and support teacher quality, according to a...


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

A bipartisan group of congressional and state leaders and experts on criminal justice policy came together today to examine how states are changing...