Barb Rosewicz

Barb Rosewicz oversees the online resource “Fiscal 50” for Pew’s states’ fiscal health project. The resource helps policymakers understand fiscal, economic, and demographic trends affecting their states by tracking issues important to long-term fiscal health.

Federal Reform, Slow Revenue Growth Pressure States

By: , and - February 6, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, speaks during a tax bill passage event with Republican congressional members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.  States often face fiscal uncertainty from federal policy changes, but 2018 is unusual because of the scope […]

Would You Know if Your State Was in a Recession?

By: , and - September 14, 2017

  An oil drilling rig in Harrison Bay, Alaska in February, 2017. Officials in three oil and natural gas states—Alaska, Louisiana, and Oklahoma—have declared recessions in recent years after crude prices fell. © Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even as the U.S. experiences the third-longest economic expansion on record, state-level slowdowns have emerged, raising tough-to-answer questions about […]