States Work to Finalize Fiscal 2018 Budgets - Updated 9/18

By Brian Sigritz posted 06-27-2017 03:35 PM


As of September 18, 48 states have enacted budgets for fiscal 2018. In 2 states, the legislature has finalized the budget and the governor is reviewing it (Connecticut and Wisconsin). Connecticut is operating under the authority of a gubernatorial executive order while Wisconsin has statutory continued budget authority in place until a new budget is enacted. In Pennsylvania, the governor signed the budget bill but the legislature is still considering a revenue package.

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.