Information Technology

 

Advances in technology and state budget information systems are allowing states to do more with less time and resources. Information systems essential for developing state budgets have unique IT needs that when implemented correctly can improve information collection and reporting while also retaining financial flexibility and consistency across agencies.

Staff Contact: Michael Streepey

NASBO Publications

  • The purpose of the public safety network is to facilitate faster, interoperable communications capabilities for police, firefighters, emergency medical professionals and other public safety officials across levels of government. At this time, there is no clear indication exactly what the final price tag for the network will be nor how the long-term operating and maintenance costs of the network will be funded. This makes the nationwide public safety network particularly relevant for state fiscal planners.  
  • State fiscal conditions are modestly improving in fiscal 2014 with spending and revenues projected to rise above fiscal 2013 levels. Signs of fiscal distress continue to subside, and most states expect revenue and spending growth in fiscal 2014. Tax collections outperformed projections in fiscal 2013, and revenues experienced steady gains in most states. Although revenues are expected to increase in fiscal 2014, states are not projecting a rise in tax collections comparable to the gains in fiscal 2013.
  • The latest edition of NASBO’s State Expenditure Report finds that for the first time in the history of the State Expenditure Report total state spending declined in fiscal 2012, due to the combination of state funds slowly increasing and federal funds rapidly declining. It is estimated that expenditures returned to more typical growth levels in fiscal 2013 as both state and federal funds moderately increased.

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