Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Charitable Trusts
Comparison of states provides insight into their ability to weather an economic downturn
Environmentalists say the state level still might be the best place to seek changes, though not necessarily at the ballot box, where the energy industry remains a fierce and well-funded foe.
Better strategies can cut that rate while protecting public safety, decreasing drug misuse, and reducing incarceration
Looking at proposals for treatment system transformation, the substance use disorder workforce and underserved populations.
Total rainy-day balances have improved since their low point but still have fallen short of pre-recession levels.
“What we’re seeing is an influx of state policymakers starting to wrap their arms around the fact that learning doesn’t start in kindergarten,” said Bruce Atchison of the Education Commission of the States.
Amid growing health concerns, policymakers in multiple states want to ban PFAS from food packaging and limit the substances in drinking water.
A new analysis shows benefits of considering a range of factors and scenarios.
Gambling experts warn that starry-eyed lawmakers might be overestimating their haul from legalized sports betting.
Stress tests help policymakers plan for the next recession.
New Jersey is not the only state having trouble enforcing its ban. In Massachusetts, where residents had until February to surrender their bump stocks, State Police received just three devices.
Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey from the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.
The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is up—by a lot.
There are reasons more aren’t using the service: Some states might not have the money, or might be nervous about allowing white-hat companies to try to breach their networks.
All three major components of personal income—work earnings, transfers such as Social Security benefits, and property income—rose over the past 10 years. Among the factors that shape personal income, effects vary by state.
Federal immigration officials say that in sanctuary cities, they have little choice but to carry out enforcement activities in neighborhoods and other community locations, even though it is not an efficient use of their time or resources.
At least 16 states debated bills to regulate the short-term rental industry this year. Only one, Indiana’s, was signed into law.
Maryland just became the seventh state to enact a “Beagle Freedom” law.
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