Budget Blog

  • 2017 Fall Meeting Presentations

    On October 5-6, NASBO held our 2017 Fall Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. The conference focused on federal issues affecting states as well as timely state finance topics. Below are presentations made by the conference speakers. FEDERAL BUDGET UPDATE Marcia Howard , Executive Director, Federal Funds Information for States   NATIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Dan White , Director & Senior Economist, Moody’s Analytics   FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS Scott Pattison , CEO/Executive Director, National Governors Association     DISCUSSION OF KEY MEDICAID & HEALTH CARE ISSUES ... More

  • On August 17-18 in Chicago, with the generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, NASBO convened state budget directors and analysts from 34 states for insightful discussions and presentations on how states can advance the use of performance data and evidence in budgeting, planning and management. Throughout the course of the meeting, participants heard from their peers in other states as well as experts from several nonprofit organizations about the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of evidence-based policymaking and data analytics in state government. Some common themes, lessons, and ... More

  • 2017 Annual Meeting Presentations

    NASBO held its 2017 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 16-19. Budget officers from 40 states and territories heard directly from leading experts on timely issues regarding the national economic outlook, the federal budget, Medicaid, state credit ratings, transportation funding, tax reform, pensions, and community colleges. Budget officers and other state officials also shared insights with their colleagues on topics of great interest including investing in rural broadband, building data analytic capacity, and other emerging issues, and had a chance to hear an update on FirstNet implementation. Below ... More

  • NATIONAL AWARDS FOR STATE BUDGETING HIGHLIGHT SIGNIFICANT CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS Maryland, Oregon, Kentucky, Minnesota & Rhode Island Employees Honored The National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the association’s 2017 national awards. The Gloria Timmer Award is the most significant award and highest honor bestowed upon budget officers by NASBO. This year NASBO, is pleased to recognize two individuals with this award. The first 2017 Gloria Timmer award co-recipient is Thomas Mullaney , State Budget Officer for the Rhode Island Department ... More

  • As of September 28, 49 states have enacted budgets for fiscal 2018. In Connecticut, the governor vetoed the budget and the legislature is considering attempting to override it; the state has been operating under the authority of a gubernatorial executive order since the beginning of the fiscal year. In Pennsylvania, the governor signed the budget bill but the legislature is still considering a revenue package. Additionally, in at least 10 states, the legislature has met, or is currently meeting, in special session to resolve budget differences. 46 states began fiscal 2018 on July 1 (New York began its fiscal ... More