Fiscal Federalism Initiative

Fiscal Federalism Initiative



Pew's Fiscal Federalism Initiative is currently exploring the impact of federal deficit reduction on the states by investigating: 

  • The sensitivity of state budgets to changes in federal spending;
  • The interconnectedness of federal and state tax policies;
  • How federal regulatory policy has a fiscal impact on states; and
  • The impact of federal tax and spending policies on state economies and the potential indirect effect on state finances.

Our original, non-partisan research gives both state and federal policy makers the information they need to make informed fiscal decisions.


March 7, 2014

Fiscal Federalism by the Numbers

See how federal and state finances are closely intertwined. More
January 7, 2014

The Distribution of Select Federal Tax Deductions and Credits Across the States

This interactive map highlights the state distribution of several federal tax deductions and credits. More
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RESEARCH from the Project

  • June 24, 2010

    Decision Time

    This examines the options being considered as the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts reach expiration.


  • April 5, 2010

    A Year or More

    The challenge of long-term unemployment has persisted over the last year, even as the overall unemployment rate has improved somewhat. A Year or More: The High Cost of Long-Term Unemployment, a report released by the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative in April 2010, found that in December 2009, 23 percent of the 14.7 million unemployed had been out of work for a year or longer.