Fiscal Policy



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 Briefs

NCSL Fiscal Briefs are snapshots of timely state budget and tax issues. November's Fiscal Brief provides insight into the 2020 General Election's tax and other revenue-related ballot measures. 

Results Driven Governing


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State General Fund Revenue Estimates

NCSL compiled data on state revenue estimates for FY 2019 through FY 2021 (projected). While the data does not show the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on state budgets, it provides a look at what states expect for fiscal year 2021, which began on July 1 in most states. 




How States Can Help Small Businesses Recover from the Pandemic

Join NCSL and The Pew Charitable Trusts for this webinar to discuss how the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a painful toll on small businesses nationwide. The webinar will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ Noon MT/ 11 a.m. PT.


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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.