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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On Oct. 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on the U.S. Atlantic coast, damaging communities from Florida to Virginia. Federal officials declared major disasters in five states, setting in motion an intergovernmental response that would eventually involve 23 federal agencies while states activated their own efforts to deal with the aftermath. As North Carolina Emergency Management Agency... Read More
Many recent tax reform proposals have included changes to two provisions that apply to nearly all federal filers—the standard deduction and personal exemption. Revisions to these could affect not only federal revenue and filers, but also several states that incorporate them into tax calculations. Read More
The U.S. government spends defense dollars in every state through purchases of military equipment, wages for service members and civilians, pension payments, health care services, and grants to states. But the size of those investments varies substantially across the states, so changes in defense spending will affect them differently, and the impacts will depend on which programs and operations... Read More