State Budgets

10 things states can do now to help alleviate state budget challenges by protecting the safety net and encouraging work

2020 ALEC Annual Meeting Workshop

Today, states are facing the perfect storm: budget deficits, business closures, unemployment, and increased welfare dependency.  While any of these would be considered a major challenge for elected leaders, this combination calls for a thoughtful and deliberate review of strategies to manage some of the largest drivers of state budget spending – Medicaid and other welfare programs.

In this session, the Foundation for Government Accountability will show you how to tackle budget shortfalls head-on and put your state budget back on the path to prosperity.


  • Roy Lenardson, Foundation for Government Accountability
  • Scott Centorino, Foundation for Government Accountability

In Depth: State Budgets

Smart budgeting is vital to a state’s financial health. The ALEC State Budget Reform Toolkit offers more than 20 policy ideas for addressing today’s shortfalls in a forthright manner, without resorting to budget gimmicks or damaging tax increases. One way to stabilize budgets over time is to embrace…

+ State Budgets In Depth