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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.

Insights From Fiscal 50's Key Measures of State Fiscal Health. Read the analysis.

Revenue

  • Tax Revenue: 

    For First Time, Tax Revenue Has Recovered in Majority of States. View the indicator or read the analysis.

  • Tax Revenue Volatility: Revenue Volatility Greater for Some States, Certain Tax Types. 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 Inch Closer to Prerecession Levels. View the indicator or read the analysis.
  • State Personal Income: Personal Income Shows Broad but Uneven Economic Recovery. 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: Reserves Remain Short of Pre-Recession Levels in Most States. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Research & Analysis

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