Stephen C. Fehr
Stephen C. Fehr
Stephen Fehr is a senior officer with Pew's state and local fiscal health initiative, which researches state budget issues and provides policy guidance to help policymakers manage finances through the turns in the economy.
As a lead researcher on the project, Fehr oversees a wide-ranging portfolio that includes state intervention efforts in distressed local governments, state revenue systems, rainy day funds, borrowing, public pensions, and state tax policy. He is a frequent speaker to professional and academic associations and contributes to Stateline, the daily news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Fehr, who joined Pew in 2008, draws from 33 years’ experience as a reporter and editor at the Washington Post and the Kansas City Star. During those years, he covered every level of government, from city councils and school boards to state legislatures, governors, Congress, and the White House.
Fehr holds a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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In a win for clean energy businesses, President Barack Obama last week signed an executive order to increase the U.S. government’s use of electric vehicles and renewable resources. Read More
Pew’s business incentives initiative helps states identify and share best practices for collecting, managing, and analyzing data on economic development incentives. The business incentives initiative is a joint project of Pew and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and is supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Read More