Laura Pontari

Laura Pontari is a senior associate with Pew’s fiscal federalism initiative. She researches and analyzes federal and state fiscal policy and provides analysis on the federal-state relationship.

The 2020 Census is Coming—and the Results Will Impact State Budgets

By: , and - February 20, 2020

The U.S. census kicks into full gear on April 1, 2020, and states are paying close attention. Not only will the census determine the distribution of congressional seats, but the data collected will have a profound impact on state budgets. How? Because of the role that the census plays in creating the datasets and statistical […]