States Work to Finalize Fiscal 2018 Budgets - Updated 7/17

By Brian Sigritz posted 28 days ago


As of July 17, 46 states have enacted full-year budgets for fiscal 2018. In 3 states, the legislature has yet to finalize the budget (Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin). Rhode Island and Wisconsin have statutory continued budget authority in place until a new budget is enacted. In Oregon, most agency spending bills have been approved and the governor is reviewing a few appropriation bills; a continuing resolution is covering the remaining agencies.

Additionally, in at least 10 states, the legislature has met, or is currently meeting, in special session to resolve budget differences.

46 states began fiscal 2018 on July 1 (New York began its fiscal year on April 1, Texas begins on September 1, and Alabama and Michigan on October 1). Three states previously enacted budgets covering both fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2018, while 17 states will authorize a two-year budget covering both fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019.

For the most current information on states’ budget status, please visit NASBO’s state-by-state listing of proposed and enacted budgets.