Pew's Fiscal Federalism Initiative is currently exploring the impact of federal tax and spending changes on the states by investigating:
- The sensitivity of state budgets to changes in federal spending;
- The interconnectedness of federal and state tax policies;
- How federal regulatory policy has a fiscal impact on states; and
- The impact of federal tax and spending policies on state economies and the potential indirect effect on state finances.
Our original, non-partisan research gives both state and federal policy makers the information they need to make informed fiscal decisions.
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The tax proposals the U.S. presidential candidates have unveiled so far differ in their priorities and level of detail, but a common approach is to reduce tax rates and scale back or eliminate certain deductions, credits, or exclusions, also known as tax expenditures. The debate over these plans will focus on how they would affect federal revenue—but that is not the entire story. Read More
This chartbook illustrates major shifts in higher education funding in recent years. It examines where the money comes from, where it goes, and how the situation has changed over time. Read More