Democracy is well-served when informed and engaged citizens are able to exercise their most important civic duties—especially voting.   But the American people also need to know that federal, state, and local leaders spend taxpayer dollars efficiently and wisely.  Pew studies the fiscal health of states and localities, analyzing their budget discipline, the effectiveness of their programs, and whether they are achieving a strong return on investment.

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GOVERNING

Pew’s work is designed to encourage efficient, responsive governments serving the best interests of the people.

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