When state governments enact their budgets, the final budget documents are often lengthy and filled with intricate details that can be difficult for the public to understand.
Therefore, many state legislative fiscal offices and executive budget offices produce budget summaries, brief documents highlighting the important provisions of a budget that often include charts and graphs outlining how funds have been appropriated.
Lawmakers and the public rely on these summaries to better understand what is included in their state’s enacted final budget.
Forty-six states began fiscal year (FY) 2016 on July 1, 2015. New York began its fiscal year on April 1,Texas began its fiscal year on September 1. Alabama and Michigan began theirs on October 1. Illinois has not passed a budget for FY 2016 as of April 20, 2016.
The following buttons provide links to state budget summaries and the District of Columbia for Fiscal Year 2016.
Source: NCSL Research, 2016