Pew Research Center May. 23, 2006

Addicted to Gambling

Although a handful of states are moving this year to ban certain types of electronic gambling machines, experts say tax-averse states are growing increasingly dependent on gambling revenues while ignoring the social cost of problem gamblers.

Pew Research Center May. 9, 2006

Is Massachusetts a Model for Broader Health Coverage?

The Bay State’s ambitious plan to see that nearly all its citizens have health insurance depends on some unique local conditions, but policymakers in other states are eying components that could be duplicated elsewhere.

Pew Research Center Mar. 7, 2006

Eying Boomer Bonanza, States Woo Retirees

As baby boomers search for the perfect place to spend their golden years, states – especially ones not typically considered seniors’ havens – hope to grab a share of the retirement pie.

Pew Research Center Jan. 31, 2006

States, Flush with Cash, Still Face Tough Issues

From Medicaid to immigration, state lawmakers grapple with contentious issues as elections loom.

Pew Research Center Jan. 26, 2006

State of Education: Who Makes the Grade? takes a look at the progress made by states on national reading and math tests since the mid-90s.