Rockefeller Institute for Government

Our mission at the Rockefeller Institute is not the same as that of many public policy institutes, or “think tanks.” Our job is not to advocate particular policies, but to enhance the capacities of state governments and the federal system to deal effectively with the nation’s domestic challenges. We care about how well states are governed — either on their own, or in concert with federal and local governments.

A fundamental strength of American government is the freedom of citizens to turn to multiple governments to respond to new public needs and put innovative measures into effect. To preserve this strength, American states must have the fiscal, administrative and political capacity to carry out these ever more complex responsibilities.

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Jan 25 2013