State Measures to Balance FY 2010 - FY 2012 Budgets

April 21, 2011

In April 2011, The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released its State Budget Update: March 2011 report. The report shows that states faced aggregate budget gaps of at least $97.3 billion for FY 2011.  Additionally, states are facing budget gaps totaling $86.1 billion in FY 2012.  To illustrate the actual implications of these budget gaps, NCSL has put together this database detailing the proposed and enacted budget cutting and revenue increasing measures states are taking to close the gaps.




State Measures to Close Budget Gaps
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Sources:  Various media and government outlets: November 2009 – present, NCSL surveys of state legislative fiscal offices. 

Corrections: Please contact us at if you know of any additional information that should be reflected here or any errors that should be corrected.


Additional NCSL Resources:

NCSL Budget & Tax Resources Home Page

NCSL Bill Information Services

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This database has been created under a partnership project of NCSL’s Fiscal Affairs Program in Denver, Colo. and the Pew Center on the States, based in Washington, D.C. 

This database is intended to provide general information and does not necessarily address all aspects of this topic. The database entries reflect in summary form information gathered from media sources and NCSL surveys of legislative fiscal offices.