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.
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All levels of government play a role in building and maintaining our nation’s roads, bridges, and transit through a partnership in which the financial contributions are substantial and deeply intertwined. Yet over the past 10 years, the Highway Trust Fund, which pays the vast majority of the federal contribution to our transportation infrastructure, hasn’t been able to keep pace with... Read More
Last month, Congress and President Barack Obama avoided a federal shutdown by agreeing on a temporary measure to fund the government through Dec. 11. Yet it seems increasingly unlikely that a federal budget agreement will be reached without an early December budget showdown. Once again, uncertainty reigns about how much the federal government will spend even after its fiscal year has started. Read More