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New Mexico’s Evidence-based Approach to Better Governance

A brief highlights the accomplishments of New Mexico’s work with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to use sophisticated cost-benefit analysis to inform policy and budget decisions. Read More
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Comparing State Spending on Employee Health Insurance

Spending on health insurance for state employees was up slightly in 2013 over the previous two years, with the cost varying widely from state to state, according to the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
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Assessing State Prison Health Care Spending

Health care for prison inmates accounts for about a fifth of state correctional budgets, according to a report released by the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
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Tracking Key Health Indicators

The amount a state spends on health care services is not necessarily correlated with better or worse health status, according to a report released as part of the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More