The Center analyzes state budget issues including multi-state trends, the adequacy and equity of tax policies, structural budget issues, and budget transparency.
States and the Weak Economy:
Revenue Numbers Plummet ...state revenue dropped sharply in the July-September 2008 quarter, creating large, additional state budget shortfalls. All indications are that revenue collections will worsen further in coming months." Read more
TABOR is a state constitutional amendment that limits the growth of revenues or expenditures to a highly restrictive formula- the annual change in population plus inflation- and requires voter approval to override the revenue or spending limits. Read more...
The Center also works with states and state nonprofit organizations to develop responsible budget and tax policies that take the needs of low-income families into account. The Center helps build the capacity of State Fiscal Analysis Initiative organizations and other state nonprofit organizations to provide reliable analysis on fiscal policy and budget priorities in their states.