Colin Foard is a manager with Pew’s fiscal federalism initiative, leading the project’s research into state and federal spending on natural disasters and other topics. He also engages stakeholders to improve understanding of the federal-state fiscal relationship and ensure that policymakers have data and evidence to inform their decision-making.
Rebecca Thiess helps lead Pew’s fiscal federalism initiative, which focuses on how federal policies affect states. In this position, she oversees and conducts original research and analysis on various aspects of the federal and state fiscal relationship. Thiess’ expertise includes federal grants to states, the role that federal funds play in state budgets, and the federal and state funding of higher education.