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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For the third consecutive year, Congress and President Barack Obama have approved funding for schools to purchase kitchen equipment that will enhance their ability to serve safe and healthy meals. The $1.1 trillion spending bill enacted this month, which funds most government agencies through September 2015, includes $25 million for kitchen equipment grants that will be distributed to schools by... Read More
Fourteen people—including former pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and the owners of the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts—were charged Dec. 17 for their alleged roles in a 2012 outbreak of spinal meningitis that sickened more than 750 people and killed 64. Contamination of compounded steroid injections led to a recall of all the company’s products in... Read More