NCSL Releases Database on State Budget Shortfall Actions


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Media Alert

July 9, 2020

Denver—Since March, 46 states have taken action to address state budget shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While state revenue collections have declined, based on pre-pandemic revenue forecasts, states are finding ways to close gaps in fiscal year 2020 and FY2021 budgets.

A new database by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) captures real-time information on budget-cutting and revenue-increasing measures introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

This database features a broad range of measures: Pre-K and K-12 education; reserve funds; income taxes; state employment actions; and courts and corrections, along with other timely topics. Search shortfall measures by state, budget cuts and revenue increases.

Access the State Actions to Close Budget Shortfalls database.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.