States' Fiscal Health

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  • Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

    Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis, an interactive resource from The Pew Charitable Trusts, allows you to sort and analyze data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic trends in the 50 states and understand their impact on states’ fiscal health. Read More

  • How States Raise Their Tax Dollars

    Taxes are the largest source of state government funding, making up almost half of combined state revenue. Most states obtain the bulk of their tax revenue from levies on personal income and sales of goods and services. Broad-based personal income taxes comprise the greatest share of tax revenue in 29 of the 41 states that impose them, with the highest share—69.1 percent—in Oregon.... Read More

  • Where States Get Their Money

    Taxes and federal funds together account for more than three-quarters of the 50 states’ revenue dollars. In all but two states taxes are the largest revenue source, while federal funds are the second largest. Following is a breakdown of each state’s major categories of revenue, with percentages shown for taxes and federal funds. Read More

Explore Fiscal 50 Interactive

Sort and chart data about key fiscal and economic trends in the 50 states, and read Pew's insights.

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