State Budgets and COVID-19
Stat: $75 billion: The total amount of money that states had set aside in rainy day funds at the end of 2019 in case of an economic downturn.
Story: The short-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on our health care systems and daily lives were immediately clear. But how will states weather the economic storm over the long term? In this episode, we hear from Josh Goodman of Pew’s state fiscal health team, who shares insights on the steps that states are taking to address looming budget shortfalls.
- Four Steps to Reduce the Harm of State Fiscal Distress
- Budget Stress Testing Helps States Prepare for Fiscal Distress
- Rainy Day Funds Help States Weather Fiscal Downturns
- States Need Budget Flexibility to Weather Tough Times
- When Will the Impact of Coronavirus Hit State Budgets?
- Coronavirus Outbreak Reinforces Need for Long-Term State Budgeting