Anne Stauffer directs Pew’s work on fiscal federalism, examining fiscal and policy relationships between the federal government and the states.
As project lead, Stauffer oversees a team of researchers exploring the impact of federal tax and spending changes on the states. She also directs efforts to engage policy makers at both levels of government in proactive discussions on this critical fiscal relationship.
Before joining Pew, Stauffer spent over a decade in state and federal budget development and policy. She was an assistant division director in the State Budget Division of the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, which develops the governor’s budget. She oversaw the state’s higher education budget as well as formulation and implementation of the overall state budget. Prior to her work in New Mexico, Stauffer was a program examiner for telecommunications agencies with the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. She has also done institutional development for an international nonprofit organization serving survivors of war and worked on German unification and privatization issues in the transition period after the fall of the Berlin wall.
Stauffer has an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina and a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Brown University.
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Although total federal dollars to states increased by $22.9 billion, or 4.5 percent, the federal share didnot increase markedly because states’ tax collections increased enough to keep the proportion relatively stable. Read More
States receive federal grants to help fund programs in areas ranging from education to transportation to healthcare. Federal grants accounted for an average of 31 percent of total state revenue in 2014, but states’ reliance onthis revenue source varies widely. At nearly 41 percent, Mississippi had the largest share of revenue from federalgrants, while North Dakota had the smallest at 17... Read More
Of the 41 states plus the District of Columbia with broad-based personal income taxes, 40 and the District link to the federal tax system by incorporating a range of federal tax expenditures—exclusions, deductions, and credits—into their tax codes. Read More