Expert Profile

Anne Stauffer

Director, Fiscal Federalism
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Anne Stauffer is the director of fiscal federalism at Pew, examining fiscal and policy relationships between the federal government and the states.

As project lead, Stauffer oversees a team of researchers exploring the impact of federal deficit reduction on the states. She also directs efforts to engage policy makers at both levels of government in proactive discussions on this critical fiscal relationship.

Before joining Pew, Stauffer spent over a decade in state and federal budget development and policy. She was an assistant division director in the State Budget Division of the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, which develops the governor’s budget. She oversaw the state’s higher education budget as well as formulation and implementation of the overall state budget. Prior to her work in New Mexico, Stauffer was a program examiner for telecommunications agencies with the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. She has also done institutional development for an international nonprofit organization serving survivors of war and worked on German unification and privatization issues in the transition period after the fall of the Berlin wall.

Stauffer has an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina and a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Brown University.


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November 15, 2012

The Impact of the Fiscal Cliff on the States

The state impact of the fiscal cliff’s expiring federal tax provisions and scheduled spending cuts is missing from the national discussion. This study finds that the effects on the states vary greatly based on the extent

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November 16, 2012

Pew: “Fiscal Cliff” to Impact States’ Budgets

The “fiscal cliff,” a series of expiring federal tax provisions and scheduled spending cuts set to take effect in January 2013, will directly affect state budgets according to a new report, The Impact of the Fiscal Cliff on the States, released today by The Pew Center on the States.

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