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Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

Pew’s Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis presents 50-state data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic indicators and analyzes their impact on states’ long-term fiscal health. Drill down into state finances in five core areas.

Revenue

  • Tax Revenue: Since Recession, Tax Revenue Lags in 30 States. View the indicator or read the analysis.
  • Tax Revenue Volatility: Revenue Volatility Varies Widely by State and Tax Type. View the indicator or read the analysis.
  • Federal Share of State Revenue: Federal Funds Provide 30 Cents of Each Dollar of State Revenue. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Spending

  • State Medicaid Spending: Medicaid Claims a Growing Slice of States’ Dollars. View the indicator or read the analysis.
  • Change in State Spending: States Adjust to Life After Federal Stimulus Aid. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Economy & People

  • Employment to Population Ratio: Employment Rates Still Below Prerecession Levels in Most States. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Long-Term Costs

  • Debt and Unfunded Retirement Costs: Size of Long-term Obligations Varies Across States. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Fiscal Policy

  • Reserves and Balances: State Reserve Funds Still Short of Prerecession Levels. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Research & Analysis

Fiscal 50: Interactive

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