States Work to Finalize Fiscal 2018 Budgets - Updated 9/28

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


As of September 28, 49 states have enacted budgets for fiscal 2018. In Connecticut, the governor vetoed the budget and the legislature is considering attempting to override it; the state has been operating under the authority of a gubernatorial executive order since the beginning of the fiscal year. 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.