Budget Blog

  • On August 17-18 in Chicago, with the generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, NASBO convened state budget directors and analysts from 34 states for insightful discussions and presentations on how states can advance the use of performance data and evidence in budgeting, planning and management. Throughout the course of the meeting, participants heard from their peers in other states as well as experts from several nonprofit organizations about the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of evidence-based policymaking and data analytics in state government. Some common themes, lessons, and ... More

  • 2017 Annual Meeting Presentations

    NASBO held its 2017 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 16-19. Budget officers from 40 states and territories heard directly from leading experts on timely issues regarding the national economic outlook, the federal budget, Medicaid, state credit ratings, transportation funding, tax reform, pensions, and community colleges. Budget officers and other state officials also shared insights with their colleagues on topics of great interest including investing in rural broadband, building data analytic capacity, and other emerging issues, and had a chance to hear an update on FirstNet implementation. Below ... More

  • NATIONAL AWARDS FOR STATE BUDGETING HIGHLIGHT SIGNIFICANT CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS Maryland, Oregon, Kentucky, Minnesota & Rhode Island Employees Honored The National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the association’s 2017 national awards. The Gloria Timmer Award is the most significant award and highest honor bestowed upon budget officers by NASBO. This year NASBO, is pleased to recognize two individuals with this award. The first 2017 Gloria Timmer award co-recipient is Thomas Mullaney , State Budget Officer for the Rhode Island Department ... More

  • 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 ... More

  • The President’s fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress includes many elements that shift more responsibility to state and local governments or modify some longstanding fiscal federalism practices through funding eliminations or major reductions. Below are statements pulled directly from the Administration’s budget documents produced by the Office of Management and Budget and the individual Departments, and written testimony on the budget from Administration officials. New State Financial Requirements SNAP - First-time State Funding Match Shift to States - $191 billion from 2020-2023 ... More