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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Tools to Help Governors, Legislatures Continue to Generate—and Implement—Policy Ideas and Innovations
The National Governors Association is holding its winter meeting this week in Washington, D.C. The meeting follows significant changes in the nation’s capital: President Donald Trump took the oath of office in January, and the new 115th Congress is in session. But governors, working with their legislatures and across party lines, will continue to generate—and... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts researches the fiscal challenges faced by states and examines the policy options available to address them. The resources listed below, which include comprehensive 50-state assessments, illuminate common concerns and creative solutions to help policymakers understand the issues and learn from one another’s experiences. Read More
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