In this Issue:

  • Winter 2024
  • 2023: Looking Back on a Year of Milestones
  • How States Manage Their Budgets
  • Indigenous Leaders Protects Canada's Boreal Forest
  • Evidence-Based Solutions Led to Milestones in 2023
  • The Beauty of Chilean Patagonia
  • Bridging Divides: A Call for Stronger Leadership
  • U.S. Women Make Gains in Highest-Paying Occupations
  • Utah Leads the Way on Wildlife Crossings
  • Philadelphia's Wage Tax Has Little Impact for Residents
  • America's New Tipping Culture
  • A Roadmap for Managing Wildfire Costs
  • Navigating the U.S. Political Landscape
  • 5 Facts About Hispanic Americans and Health Care
  • Debt Collection Cases Dominate Civil Dockets
  • The Human Impact of Solving Plastic Pollution
  • It's Time to Fix Housing in America
  • Return on Investment
  • The Growing Threat of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
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Winter 2024: Reflections on Service
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How States Manage Their Budgets

Pew is marshaling its efforts to help states use data-driven ways to manage their budgets, plan for the future, and better serve taxpayers

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State government leaders throughout the nation head into 2024 better prepared to manage the ups and downs of their finances than they were at the start of the Great Recession in 2007. Often with technical assistance from The Pew Charitable Trusts, many states have adopted practices and policies strengthening their budgets since that downturn: Several states built large rainy day reserve funds, paid down public pension liabilities, worked to lessen the effects of volatile revenue sources, and evaluated which spending programs were effective and provided value for taxpayers.

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Indigenous Leaders Protects Canada's Boreal Forest

Indigenous-led conservation efforts in Canada could set the standard for global environmental stewardship

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A steady breeze carries the smell of smoking goose and beaver meat to a circle of people gathered on the shore of lake Pekuakami on a brilliant mid-June day in the Ilnu community of Mashteuiatsh, Quebec. The group is sharing stories about working together, some for more than two decades, on a campaign to conserve the lands and waters of the boreal forest in Canada, which spans 1.3 billion acres from coast to coast and is one of the largest intact forest and wetland ecosystems on Earth.