Fiscal Policy


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Fiscal Responses to COVID-19

As the global and national response to coronavirus 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 Briefs

NCSL Fiscal Briefs are snapshots of timely state budget and tax issues. This month's brief gives a peek at revenue vulnerability by reviewing state reliance on particular taxes.

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Fiscal Policy


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FY 2021 State Budget Status

Forty-six states will begin fiscal year (FY) 2021 on July 1, 2020. New York begins 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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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.


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Fiscal Databases 

NCSL provides searchable databases on fiscal issues, including a recently released 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.