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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Catch a preview of the Our Ocean conference, which will be hosted by the Chilean government in Valparaíso, Chile, on Oct. 5 and 6, and hear the latest in global initiatives to stop illegal fishing. Read More
Families Affected by Contaminated Peanut Butter Pivotal to Enactment and Implementation of Food Safety Law
In September, a federal court in Albany, Georgia, will sentence three former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives for crimes committed during one of the worst foodborne illness outbreaks in recent history. A jury found last year that the PCA executives knowingly shipped peanut butter and paste contaminated with a virulent strain of Salmonella that was used in ice cream, crackers,... Read More
On Aug. 7, the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)—the nation’s accrediting body for academic dental programs—voted to implement national standards for dental therapy training programs, marking a turning point in the growth of the dental therapy profession. After three years of evaluation, the commission determined that the criteria needed to move forward with the... Read More