What’s Happening in the States
In this episode
Money makes policy. As states plan for the future, tax revenue helps them decide what it can be. And nearly half the states still don’t have the revenue they did before the Great Recession. Host Dan LeDuc interviews Pew’s Kil Huh about this and then goes deep with Chris Hoene of the California Budget & Policy Center about how one of the nation’s largest states is dealing with fiscal uncertainty.
What do the number 70 and nonpartisanship have in common? For Pew, the combination is a special one, marking our 70th year of serving the public by using nonpartisan data to make a difference. To commemorate the anniversary, we invited Pew’s president and CEO, Rebecca Rimel, into the studio to share her thoughts on the value of nonpartisanship and civil dialogue. Then we traveled to... Read More
How can states use data to make government work better? Known as a national leader for his efforts to make state government more efficient, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam shares what he’s learned over two terms about tripling the state’s rainy day fund, creating jobs, reforming the state’s juvenile justice system, and more. In this episode, we hear from the governor on how he... Read More
Americans have become less religious but more spiritual over time, with 59 percent saying they regularly feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being. Host Dan LeDuc interviews the Pew Research Center’s Greg Smith about these trends. We also turn to Patty Van Cappellen of Duke University to discuss why people turn to religion and spirituality. To learn more, visit... Read More