Melissa Maynard oversees the online resource Fiscal 50 for Pew’s state fiscal health project. The resource helps policymakers understand fiscal, economic, and demographic trends affecting their states by tracking tax revenue, reserves, employment rates, Medicaid spending, and other issues important to long-term fiscal health. Maynard previously contributed to Pew’s research and technical assistance across a wide range of state issues, including economic development, broadband, and election administration, and served as a staff writer at Stateline, a Pew initiative that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.
Before joining Pew, Maynard covered state and local government for Governing magazine.
Maynard holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in government analytics from Johns Hopkins University.