Government

Statehouse Scrutiny

For nearly a quarter century, a network of research and advocacy groups has kept a close eye on US state-level policymaking.

People often give lip service to the importance of states in US public policy, but it’s easy to forget just how significant their role is. States partner with the federal government in establishing rules and providing outlays for Medicaid and other critical social programs. The bulk of state-level spending goes toward education and health programs that are crucial to both personal success and economic prosperity. Through their tax and spending decisions, in short, state governments strongly...


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