States' Fiscal Health

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Why Understanding States' Fiscal Health Matters

As states move through a slow and uneven economic recovery, policymakers are considering how to better weather the ups and downs of the economic cycle. In many states, revenues are gradually recovering but have not yet returned to pre-recession levels, and rising health care, education, and infrastructure costs are outpacing revenue growth. The ways in which policymakers confront these challenges will affect states and the nation for years to come.

How We Conduct Our Work

Through both research and advocacy, Pew illuminates states’ fiscal challenges and helps lawmakers and other key stakeholders identify and understand potential policy options. We produce original research, including comprehensive 50-state assessments that compare and contrast states’ experiences and highlight promising approaches. And we convene policy leaders and experts in the field to discuss common challenges and learn from each other.

Fiscal 50: Interactive

Explore State Trends and Analysis

Sort and analyze data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic trends in the 50 states and understand their impact on states’ fiscal health.

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Media Contact

Sarah Leiseca

Officer, Communications