fiscal conditions

fiscal conditions

Prison Population and Spending Increases Have Some States Seeking Cost-Cutting Reforms

September 13, 2013

Did you know that state governments are responsible for overseeing the vast majority of the nation’s prison population?  Prisoners under state jurisdiction accounted for 86.1 percent of the total U.S. prison population in calendar year 2012. State spending for corrections reached $52.4 billion in fiscal 2012 and has risen above 7.0 percent of general fund expenditures every year since fiscal 2008.

State Budgeting and Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn

NASBO Lessons Learned Economic Downturn report cover

This National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) report, supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, highlights and discusses lessons learned by budget officers during the recent recession. States turned to a variety of actions to stabilize state budgets in this challenging and uncertain fiscal environment.

State Budgeting and Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn

This National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) report, supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, highlights and discusses lessons learned by budget officers during the recent recession. States turned to a variety of actions to stabilize state budgets in this challenging and uncertain fiscal environment.

Report: State Budgeting and Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn

Lessons Learned Report Cover
July 31, 2013

NASBO is pleased to release a report, supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, that highlights and discusses lessons learned by budget officers during the recent recession. States turned to a variety of actions to stabilize state budgets in this challenging and uncertain fiscal environment.