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  • The Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction
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    The Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

    With changes to federal tax expenditures under consideration, data showing the current geographic distribution of the mortgage interest deduction — one of the largest tax expenditures — are key to understanding how federal tax decisions would affect the states. These maps show that mortgage interest claim rates and average deductions vary widely both across and within states

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    April 30, 2013
  • Online Lookup Tools For Voters 2012
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    Online Lookup Tools For Voters 2012

    How do voters find the information they need on and before Election Day? Third in a series of reports on this subject, Pew outlines which online election tools are made available for voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Which tools does your state offer?

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    April 30, 2013
  • Payday Loans and Tax Time
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    Payday Loans and Tax Time

    How do payday loan borrowers use their tax refund? Pew has shown that payday loans are used for long term expenses instead of emergencies, and that many payday borrowers end up paying off their balances with a cash windfall.

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    April 3, 2013
  • Infographic: Risky Refunds
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    Infographic: Risky Refunds

    What are the risks when consumers receive their tax refund on a prepaid card? The use of general purpose reloadable prepaid cards has grown 249 percent since 2010, and Americans are expected to load over $100 billion on them this year, according to the Mercator Advisory Group.   

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    April 3, 2013
  • State of the Death Penalty in 2013
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    State of the Death Penalty in 2013

    Maryland became the sixth state in as many years to repeal the death penalty. The fate of the state’s five remaining death row inmates is up to Governor Martin O'Malley.

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    March 15, 2013
  • Stateline: Traffic Death Rates Across the States
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    Stateline: Traffic Death Rates Across the States

    States with high rates of traffic deaths tend to have a large network of rural roads, low seat belt usage, a high percentage of deaths caused by drunk drivers and a high number of fatal accidents involving speed. Stateline reports.

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    March 12, 2013
  • Disability Prevalence Among Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients
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    Disability Prevalence Among Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients

    What share of Americans on income-based government assistance are disabled in each state? The U.S. average is just over 30 percent.

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    March 8, 2013
  • Concealed Weapons Data Is Off-Limits in Almost All States
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    Concealed Weapons Data Is Off-Limits in Almost All States

    Nationwide state-by-state data on concealed weapons records publicity

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    March 7, 2013
  • 30 Cities: An Introductory Snapshot
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    30 Cities: An Introductory Snapshot

    Pew's 30-city snapshot interactive includes data on population, home values, income, and unemployment. The American Cities Project focuses on the biggest city in the nation's 30 largest metro areas.

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    March 1, 2013
  • The Sequester and the Department of Defense
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    The Sequester and the Department of Defense

    Of all the states, Virginia stands among the most vulnerable to the $43 billion in defense cutbacks that will make up a significant portion of the anticipated cuts known as sequestration, according to a Stateline analysis.

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    March 1, 2013
  • Income and Wealth in America Across Generations
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    Income and Wealth in America Across Generations

    This interactive data tool takes a closer look at absolute mobility, making it possible to determine which Americans are more likely to surpass or fall short of their parents' income and wealth, and for the first time, by how much.

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    February 26, 2013
  • How Payday Loans Work
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    How Payday Loans Work

    Each year, millions of people struggle to pay their bills. A consumer usually has several options to consider.

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    February 20, 2013
  • Payday Loan Affordability Fast Facts
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    Payday Loan Affordability Fast Facts

    Learn more about payday loans.

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    February 20, 2013
  • Pardon Power
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    Pardon Power

    There are three basic decision-making structures states use to grant pardons. They range from an independent board to the personal philosophy of the executive.

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    February 8, 2013
  • Measuring State Elections Performance
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    Measuring State Elections Performance

    The Elections Performance Index is the first-ever comprehensive assessment of election administration in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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    February 5, 2013
  • Federal Grants to States Subject to Sequester Vary Widely Across Program Areas
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    Federal Grants to States Subject to Sequester Vary Widely Across Program Areas

    How budget cuts under the sequester could impact states.

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    February 4, 2013
  • Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Practices
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    Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Practices

    This first-of-its-kind database compiles and categorizes promising practices states employ to combat Medicaid fraud and abuse.

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    January 31, 2013
  • How Many People Would Medicaid Expansion Cover?
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    How Many People Would Medicaid Expansion Cover?

    States must decide whether to expand their Medicaid programs to low-income, able-bodied adults. How many people would be affected varies widely among the states.

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    January 28, 2013
  • Extreme Weather Extracts Heavy Toll Across States
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    Extreme Weather Extracts Heavy Toll Across States

    Extreme weather wreaked havoc on the nation in 2012, as almost every state was touched by a climate event whose economy-wide cost exceeded $1 billion.

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    January 25, 2013
  • Gay Marriage and Marijuana Legislation Divides States
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    Gay Marriage and Marijuana Legislation Divides States

    Dozens of states still ban gay marriage, but millions more people gained the right to marry. Most states still forbid marijuana, but several states allow medicinal or recreational use.

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    January 24, 2013
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