Almost all changes to federal policy, from spending decisions to tax reform, affect state revenue, economies, and residents. The Pew Charitable Trusts examines the ways in which federal choices affect states.
Focus areas include:
- Grants to states, which fund a wide range of programs and projects, such as Medicaid and transportation infrastructure.
- Tax code connections, particularly how states with income taxes connect to the federal code and how federal tax expenditures are distributed among the states.
- Federal spending in the states, ranging from defense expenditures to Pell Grants that provide need-based monetary support to higher education students.