Barb Rosewicz is a research director in Pew’s state fiscal health project. She oversees “Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis,” an online resource that helps policymakers gain insights into key fiscal, economic, and demographic trends affecting their states.
Rosewicz supervises a research portfolio that enables comparisons, over time, of states’ tax revenue, spending, reserves, employment rates, and other issues important to long-term fiscal health. She leads a team of researchers and writers to produce Pew reports on a variety of topics critical to state and local fiscal health. These have included pension and retiree health care funding in cities, public attitudes toward state budget policy, and the early effects of the Great Recession on states.
She previously served as managing editor of Stateline, the daily news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to joining Pew, Rosewicz was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Washington, D.C., and the Middle East and previously served as statehouse bureau chief in Topeka, KS, for United Press International.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science in journalism.
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Robert Zahradnik and Stephen Bailey of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ state fiscal health and economic growth project, submitted testimony Dec. 15 to the North Carolina Legislature’s Committee on Savings Reserve Account in support of its proposed recommendations and legislation for the state’s rainy day fund. Read More
Although the U.S. economy made great strides in 2014, showing the strongest growth since the Great Recession, cities are recovering unevenly. An analysis of the fiscal health of America’s 30 major cities by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that most saw their revenue and spending rise that year. In 2014, some began to surpass peaks set before the Great Recession, which ran from late... Read More