Pew's states’ fiscal health initiative provides data, analysis, and guidance to help states navigate their fiscal challenges and identify and understand potential policy approaches.
We examine key trends in state economies and budgets, and research and advance promising approaches to managing volatile state finances in an era of heightened uncertainty. Explore news about our work below.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) signed into law H.B. 333 on March 27. The measure increases the amount of money the state can put into its rainy day funds. These new maximum balances will significantly improve the state’s capacity to save, manage volatility in its revenue collections, and prepare for the next economic downturn. Read More
Wyoming will mark its 125th birthday this year in a better position than most states: Its energy-based economy is growing along with its population, its tax rates are low, more people have jobs than ever and the state has no general obligation debt. Things are so good that one of the state’s challenges is deciding how to spend the money accumulating in its rainy day fund. Read More
WASHINGTON— The amount of money states collect is harder to predict than ever, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. Read More