Tools to Help Governors, Legislatures Continue to Generate—and Implement—Policy Ideas and Innovations

Tools to Help Governors, Legislatures Continue to Generate—and Implement—Policy Ideas and Innovations

The National Governors Association is holding its winter meeting this week in Washington, D.C.  The meeting follows significant changes in the nation’s capital: President Donald Trump took the oath of office in January, and the new 115th Congress is in session. But governors, working with their legislatures and across party lines, will continue to generate—and implement—many of the policy ideas and innovations that directly affect the health, safety, and financial security of Americans. And as the governors meet to talk about their priorities for the year ahead, they will also have the opportunity to share best practices and lessons learned from recent successes.

Below are several key resources from Pew that governors, legislators, and state officials can use to make decisions that will save taxpayer dollars while improving the quality of government services.

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State of the States 2017

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Stateline Collection

Stateline’s annual State of the States series looks at some of the pressing issues state lawmakers are facing as they begin their work this month.

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Stateline Calendar 2017

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Stateline Story

The Stateline 2017 calendar includes each state’s legislative schedule as well as maps of the political landscape. Keep it handy to help you track legislative action in all 50 states.

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Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

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Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis, an interactive resource from The Pew Charitable Trusts, allows you to 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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