Fiscal Policy


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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Revised State Revenue Projections

NCSL is tracking the budgetary and economic consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This page summarizes revenue shortfalls and revised estimates by state and fiscal year.



Fiscal Briefs

NCSL Fiscal Briefs are snapshots of timely state budget and tax issues. July's Fiscal Brief provides insight into what happens when a state budget is not passed on time, and the disruption of the budget process from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Fiscal Policy



FY 2021 State Budget Status

Forty-six states began fiscal year (FY) 2021 on July 1, 2020. New York began its fiscal year on April 1, Texas begins its fiscal year on Sept. 1 and Alabama and Michigan begin theirs on Oct. 1. This webpage contains the current status of state budget enactments.



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Fiscal Responses to COVID-19

As the global and national response to coronavirus (COVID-19) dominates public attention, state legislatures are taking steps to address budgetary and economic threats. This page outlines state legislation to prepare and respond to the coronavirus through supplemental appropriations, rainy day fund transfers and economic measures.


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Fiscal Databases 

NCSL provides searchable databases on fiscal issues, including three recently released COVID-19 databases: State Actions on Coronavirus Relief Funds, State Actions to Close Budget Shortfalls in Response to COVID-19, and a COVID-19 Legislation Tracking Database. Other databases include Tax Incentive Evaluations, State Tax Actions and Pension Legislation.


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Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

Escape the annual budget bubble with data and expert insights from Fiscal 50, an interactive tool from The Pew Charitable Trusts. 


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Budgets and Revenue

One of eight standing committees, Budgets and Revenue is responsible for protecting the states' interests in federal decisions regarding fiscal matters including annual action on the federal budget.