Today the Pew Center on the States' Stateline.org released a new report, “State of the States,” which summarizes key state political and policy developments from the past year, and examines likely state policy directions for 2009. The report, in its tenth edition, features graphics and state-by-state charts that showcase the events that shaped 2008 and upcoming trends that will define the year ahead.
“State of the States 2009 contains valuable information for those interested in state policy issues and trends,” said Susan Urahn, managing director of The Pew Center on the States.
The report highlights the significant budget trade-offs that states are making in light of the recession and explains how the new administration and Congress are likely to affect state policy. Issues covered include:
Copies of State of the States 2009 may be downloaded in PDF form or requested in print form at www.stateline.org.
Stateline.org is a project of The Pew Center on the States (PCS). In addition to its reporting on state policy and politics, Stateline.org provides a daily rundown of the top 10 state policy and political stories from the 50 states, as ranked by Stateline.org's editors, as well as free email “News Alerts” featuring daily news summaries and a weekly compilation of Stateline.org's original news stories.