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The fall edition details governors’ enacted budgets. With data gathered from all 50 state budget offices, the report provides narrative analysis of the fiscal condition of the states and data summaries of state general fund revenues, expenditures, and balances.
This annual report examines spending in the functional areas of state budgets: elementary and secondary education, higher education, public assistance, Medicaid, corrections, transportation, and all other. It also includes data on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and on revenue sources in state general funds.
Budget Processes in the States, Summer 2008
This report details the process behind proposing and enacting a state budget.  The report contains 50-state data on the budget cycle, budget requirements, budgeting tools, the budget document, and monitoring the budget. Specific topics covered include whether a state passes a budget annually or biennially, budget timelines, governors’ budget authority, and budget agencies’ organization.