Fiscal Policy


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State Budget Update: Winter 2021

NCSL’s winter survey of state budget conditions reveals that while state general fund revenues are down from previous years in many states, revenue projections for the major tax categories have largely been adjusted upwards, and most states expect to meet or exceed revised estimates. 


Fiscal Briefs

Fiscal Briefs

NCSL Fiscal Briefs are snapshots of timely state budget and tax issues. Check back monthly for the latest brief compiled by NCSL’s Fiscal Affairs Team.

Save The Date 2021


Fiscal Policy


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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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Fiscal Feature

Over the last year, the pandemic has left small businesses struggling to survive. Evidence suggests business relief is working, yet without a continued focus on small businesses recovery could be halted too soon. Learn more in the April 2021 Fiscal Brief: States Mind Their Own Businesses.


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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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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.


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