Research and Data
This field research network of indigenous state experts on health policy and public management includes teams in 35 states. The Network was established to analyze the implementation of the ACA and provide close-observation findings, now and for years to come.
Important developments in state fiscal policy. Our quarterly State Revenue Report – plus Fiscal Features on topics such as gambling revenue to the states, and the relationship between economic trends and state revenues. Data tables are downloadable.
The changing roles of state and local governments in America — and the relationships between the national government, on the one hand, and state and local governments, on the other.
Our popular New York State Statistical Yearbook, providing a vast array of data ranging from population and health statistics to information on education and the economy. Read the data online; order the 788-page Yearbook in print; or select and download spreadsheet tables.
Papers and forums on New York State policy, governmental management and reform, and economic trends. Recent updates include discussions of constitutional issues around gubernatorial succession, and the prospects for a coordinated state transportation policy.
The spectrum of local governments in New York State is significant in size, cost and complexity, ranging from the nation’s largest urban area to some of the most rural community governments in the country. State policy and the state-local partnership shapes the ability of local governments to serve local communities and citizens. Local governance, management, and intergovernmental practices are also important for effectiveness. We have three priorities in this important area of research: conduct and foster applied local government research, assist in building research-practitioner exchange, and enhance local capacity by review and dissemination of innovation. LGS provides leadership for the New York Municipal Clerks Institute –NYMCI, a certification based training program.
Our Health Policy Studies features topics including access to health insurance coverage; variations among states in long-term care spending; Medicaid finance; and intergovernmental relations in health policy.
Accountability, standards and assessments in K-12 education. State and local education finance. The role of community colleges. Trends in higher education management and accountability. And more.
The Homeland Security Outside the Beltway project is a network of researchers and organizations who perform research, training and education, and community engagement around a wide range of homeland security matters of concern to state and local governments.
Our Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy provides updates and dialogue on the role of faith-based organizations in America’s social welfare system.
Studies of the implementation of federal and state welfare reform and work requirements.
Disparities in social and economic conditions between cities and surrounding communities. The incidence of extreme poverty in America’s urban areas. And more.