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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The relationship between federal and state finances is complex, not well understood and vital to almost every aspect of Americans' lives. Federal and state tax dollars jointly support schools, roads, health care, public safety and other key programs. This partnership, however, is under pressure from the enormous fiscal challenges of the past several years and the ongoing fiscal uncertainty at the... Read More
The sequester's reduction of federal spending will have a ripple effect across state budgets and their economies. Pew's Anne Stauffer, an expert in the federal-state fiscal relationship, discusses the challenges policymakers face and how the sequester impacts states differently. With changes in federal spending affecting every state, future decisions should consider the effect on states to ensure... Read More