Pew’s American cities project conducts original research and analyses to help policymakers understand the challenges facing urban centers and promising policy options that can improve fiscal outcomes for localities. Explore news about our work below.
A new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts, “America's Big Cities In Volatile Times: Meeting Fiscal Challenges and Preparing for the Future,” found that 30 large U.S. cities have recovered slowly from the Great Recession and have utilized an array of tools to navigate the economic downturn. Read More
While states slowly rebound from the Great Recession, many local governments are struggling with unprecedented fiscal challenges. For the first time since 1980, state aid and property taxes, two primary sources of funding, are dropping simultaneously, according to a new report, The Local Squeeze, released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The decrease in revenue, alongside increased demand, is... Read More