Growth in the Desert
By abandoning the tax-and-spend playbook and prioritizing sound budgeting, state officials and legislators continue to help Arizona separate itself from economically overburdened states like Illinois, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Special Williams Report: Bob’s Recommended Budget Savings Strategies for 2015
There is an urgent need to switch from the current input based budget system which takes the current budget and adds caseload increases, an inflation factor and some new programs and considers that the base budget or current level budget.
States with Budget Surpluses May Not Really Be In the Black
The end of the fiscal year on June 30 has led to pleasant surprises or harsh realities for state officials.
How Reality-Based Budgeting Can Permanently Resolve State Budget Gaps
In 2012, numerous studies call necessary attention to the fiscal crisis in the states. State Budget Solutions' third annual state debt study revealed that aggregate debt across the 50 states amounted to $4.17 trillion.
Why State Budgets are Broken
The state budget processes in the 50 states are broken. Governors, state legislators, journalists, and political pundits all know that the process is broken.