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Fiscal Policy

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ARPA

ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund Allocations

To illustrate the ways states are utilizing their American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocations, NCSL created a database detailing state actions. This database provides up-to-date, real-time information in the 50 states.

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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.

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FISCAL POLICY

Fiscal Policy

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How States are Spending their Stimulus Funds

The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on state fiscal conditions. In response to the crisis, states increased spending on public health and shut down economic activity, which halted state revenues. Fearing catastrophic economic consequences, the federal government stepped in and passed several stimulus packages. Two of them provided direct flexible funding to states.

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FY 2022 State Budget Status

NCSL tracks states' enactment of their FY 2022 budgets. As of July 22, 48 states have enacted a budget for FY 2022. Virginia and Wyoming enacted a biennial budget during the 2020 legislative session. 

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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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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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Overview