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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On May 21, 2015, Pew’s safe food project convened a widely attended, bipartisan U.S. Senate briefing addressing the ongoing transformation of the nation’s approach to food safety. Read More
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) recently signed into law two bills to strengthen the state’s long-term fiscal and economic health and ensure that policy decisions are rooted in the best available data and evidence. Read More
During the past decade, the United States has made tremendous strides in setting progressive fuel-economy standards for cars and trucks. The resulting benefits include consumer savings at the pump, a decline in the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, and reduced carbon pollution. Read More