The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
Forty-six states begin fiscal year (FY) 2013 on July 1, 2012. As of July 9, 2012, all states have enacted budgets for FY 2013 (16 states enacted biennial budgets during 2011 legislative sessions). Massachusetts and South Carolina did not have an enacted budget by the beginning of the new fiscal year, but did pass continuation budgets to bridge the gap. Lawmakers in at least six states have needed to extend their session or meet in special session to deliberate further on the budget.
FY 2013 Budget Enacted
Session Extended or Special Session called to Deal with the
FY 2013 Budget
Budget Not Enacted by the Start of FY 2013
New Hampshire (B)
New Jersey (A)
New Mexico (A)
New York (A)
North Carolina (B)
North Dakota (B)
Rhode Island (A)
South Carolina (A)
South Dakota (A)
West Virginia (A)
Key: (A) = annual budget; (B) = biennial budget; (*) biennial budget passed during 2011 legislative session.
Source: NCSL and state legislative and executive websites.
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