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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A week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas, at least 21 states had sent emergency response teams and equipment to help. Such interstate aid is coordinated through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), a mutual aid agreement among states. These cooperative commitments represent another aspect of the “all hands on deck” approach that the federal... Read More
Policymakers in Washington are working out the details of a potential tax reform proposal. The last major overhaul of the federal tax code was the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which had a significant—and often forgotten—impact on state tax policy and revenue. Read More
The U.S. government funds a wide range of activities, including education, transportation, and health care, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Of the more than $145 billion in discretionary federal grants provided in fiscal year 2016, at least 9.1 percent is proposed for elimination in the budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 President Donald Trump released in March, according to the... Read More