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  • Interactive: Former State Legislators in Congress
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    Interactive: Former State Legislators in Congress

    Has your state’s congressional delegation spent time in the statehouse? Find out with Stateline’s interactive.

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    January 2, 2014
  • The End of Long-Term Unemployment Benefits, State by State
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    The End of Long-Term Unemployment Benefits, State by State

    See how the end of long-term emergency unemployment assistance will affect your state.

    Added:
    December 20, 2013
  • States Cut Both Crime and Imprisonment
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    States Cut Both Crime and Imprisonment

    Over the past five years, the majority of states reduced both crime and imprisonment rates.

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    December 19, 2013
  • The Pew-MacArthur Results First Approach
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    The Pew-MacArthur Results First Approach

    States across the country are working with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to use an innovative cost-benefit model that helps them invest in policies and programs that work. This infographic explains our approach.

    Added:
    December 17, 2013
  • How People Actually Experience Poverty
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    How People Actually Experience Poverty

    The Supplemental Poverty Measure is an attempt to capture how people actually experience poverty. The official poverty rate is based solely on income, but there are many more factors.

    Added:
    December 4, 2013
  • The Divided States of Gay Marriage
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    The Divided States of Gay Marriage

    The divide among the states over same-sex marriage widened in 2013.

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    November 20, 2013
  • Interactive: Commute Times and Methods by State
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    Interactive: Commute Times and Methods by State

    National data on commute times don’t show much movement since 2008. The picture is far more interesting at the state level.

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    November 13, 2013
  • Checks and Balances: Bank Practices in the States
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    Checks and Balances: Bank Practices in the States

    Do banks in your state adhere to best practices for their customers? Pew identified “best” and “good” practices for many of the largest U.S. banks in the areas of disclosure, overdraft, and dispute resolution policies. The map reflects the checking account practices of the banks Pew analyzed, on a state-by-state basis.

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    November 12, 2013
  • America's Big Cities in Volatile Times
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    America's Big Cities in Volatile Times

    This Pew interactive presents information on the fiscal conditions of 30 cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas over the economically volatile years of 2007 through 2011, the period before, during, and immediately after the Great Recession.

    Added:
    November 11, 2013
  • Infographic: Cities Set Their Eyes on Light Rail
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    Infographic: Cities Set Their Eyes on Light Rail

    Far more cities now run streetcars and light rail systems than heavy rail like New York’s subway. But heavy rail still transports seven times as many passengers.

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    November 8, 2013
  • Young Veterans Have the Hardest Time Finding Work
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    Young Veterans Have the Hardest Time Finding Work

    In 2012, the unemployment rate for Gulf War-era II veterans age 18 to 24 was 20.4 percent, higher than the rate for nonveterans of the same age group (15 percent).

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    November 7, 2013
  • Interactive: Food Stamp Cuts, State by State
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    Interactive: Food Stamp Cuts, State by State

    Food stamp enrollment remains at record highs, and a Nov. 1 cut will reduce benefits to all 48 million Americans on SNAP. See how each state is affected with this interactive map.

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    November 1, 2013
  • Payday Loan Borrowers Want Reform
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    Payday Loan Borrowers Want Reform

    Payday loans fail to work as advertised. Although the loans are sold as two-week products for emergency expenses, borrowers use them to cover regular expenses and end up indebted for 5 months of the year.

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    October 25, 2013
  • State Divide over Gay Marriage
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    State Divide over Gay Marriage

    Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia now allow same-sex marriage. See which ones forbid or allow gay marriage, and which states have other policies.

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    October 23, 2013
  • 2012 State Elections Snapshots
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    2012 State Elections Snapshots

    Good policy depends on good data. To help states achieve an election system with the highest standards of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, convenience, and security, The Pew Charitable Trusts' election initiatives team took a detailed look at each state's 2012 election data and uncovered the story behind the numbers.

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    October 3, 2013
  • Automatic Federal Spending Cuts Under the Budget Control Act
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    Automatic Federal Spending Cuts Under the Budget Control Act

    State and local governments will be affected by the federal automatic spending cuts scheduled between fiscal 2013 and 2021. In particular, they will feel a direct impact from the cuts to nondefense discretionary spending, which includes grants to states that help fund a range of activities and services in education, job training, community and regional planning, and other areas.

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    September 20, 2013
  • Faces of Economic Mobility
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    Faces of Economic Mobility

    When it comes to economic mobility, which families are likely to fare better than their parents? We invite you to explore this interactive tool as it reveals the traits of families that experience upward mobility and, conversely, those that find themselves stuck in their positions on—or falling down—the economic ladder.

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    September 17, 2013
  • U.S. Immigration: National and State Trends and Actions
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    U.S. Immigration: National and State Trends and Actions

    A new interactive from Pew's Immigration and the States Project provides insight on national and state immigration trends in the United States.

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    September 6, 2013
  • Infographic: State Jobs Lagging
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    Infographic: State Jobs Lagging

    State government employment overall has not returned to pre-recession levels. While education jobs were not hit as hard, overall state jobs are lagging.

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    September 6, 2013
  • Financial Crisis: 5 Years Later and Still Not Recovered
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    Financial Crisis: 5 Years Later and Still Not Recovered

    Five years has not been long enough for most states to recover from the damage inflicted by the Great Recession, in spite of falling unemployment and recovering tax revenues.

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    September 5, 2013
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