Anne Stauffer

Anne Stauffer

  • Director
  • Fiscal Federalism, Broadband Research,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Anne Stauffer directs Pew’s work on fiscal federalism and broadband research. As project lead of the fiscal federalism initiative, she oversees research on the impact of federal tax and spending changes on states and directs efforts to engage policymakers in discussions on this critical fiscal relationship. For the broadband initiative, Stauffer manages a team researching where broadband needs to be deployed—and the promising and replicable state practices for expanding access. 

Before joining Pew, Stauffer was an assistant division director in the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration’s Budget Division, which develops the governor’s spending plan. Before her work in New Mexico, she was a program examiner for telecommunications agencies with the Office of Management and Budget in Washington. Stauffer also was a policy specialist for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and worked for Survivor Corps, an international nonprofit organization that served survivors of war.  

Stauffer has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brown University.


Recent Work

View All
  • Wide Variation in Federal Defense Spending From State to State

    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 and mix 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... Read More

  • In Natural Disasters, States Lend Each Other a Hand

    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

  • The Impact of Federal Tax Changes on States

    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

Media Contact

Jeremy Ratner

Director, Communications