OTHER STUDIES & REPORTS
These are products of entities (think tanks, academic institutions, associations, etc.) that we feel are relevant to advancing the work of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy. Because these materials are produced entirely by third parties, the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy is not in a position to take responsibility for the content in this section.
February 8, 2012 This report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities examines how state fiscal policies can help create jobs and prepare for long-term economic prosperity. Click here to go to the report web page, or here to get the pdf version.
January 26, 2012 Report from Rockefeller Institute. States’ tax collections grew for a seventh straight quarter and are now topping pre-recession levels, though they remain below peak levels seen after the recession’s start, according to this Institute report. Looking forward, the rate of revenue growth may slow in light of broad economic trends. New to this quarterly report is an analysis of states’ fiscal positions at the end of fiscal year 2011.
December 19, 2011 This report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is based on their new national survey of General Assistance programs and provides the first comprehensive and published survey in 13 years. Idaho is not among the states offering General Assistance. Read General Assistance Programs: Safety Net Weakening Despite Increased Need.
December 14, 2011 This report details state-by-state impacts of the balanced budget amendment before the Senate. Read Senate’s Balanced Budget Amendment Could Force Deep Cuts in Aid to States
December 13, 2011 This report by the National Association of State Budget Officers documents shifts in state spending from fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2011. Read the Summary version here or the full document here.
December 1, 2011 This report by the National Conference of State Legislatures shows state fiscal conditions are improving, but at a slow pace. You can see a video of the author discussing the report here or a link to order the full document here or condensed version of the report here.
November 28, 2011 This is a semi-annual joint product of the National Association of State Budget Officers and the National Governors Association. It focuses on states’ general fund receipts, expenditures, and balances. Read the THE FISCAL SURVEY OF THE STATES, FALL 2011 or click here for the two page summary document.
November 21, 2011 This report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities documents declines in Public Assistance benefits over the past decade and a half. Idaho tends toward the middle of the pack. Read TANF Benefits Fell Further in 2011 and Are Worth Much Less Than in 1996 in Most States
November 15, 2011 This study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looks at the threshold for paying income tax in the states, and compares that to the poverty level. Of our three neighbors with income taxes, Idaho ranks ahead of Montana and Oregon (higher threshold) and slightly below Utah. Read The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families in 2010
October 26, 2011 This report by the Rockefeller Institute documents the sixth consecutive quarter of overall state tax revenue growth (10.8% year-over-year), and the third consecutive quarter of overall local tax revenue decline (-1.7% year-over-year). Read TAX COLLECTIONS: STATES UP, LOCALS DOWN. Here is the link to the news release associated with this report.
October 7, 2011 This a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities describes funding cuts experienced by public schools in a majority of states during the Great Recession. Curiously, Idaho is one of four states excluded because they “publish education funding data in ways that make it difficult to make accurate historical comparisons.” Read NEW SCHOOL YEAR BRINGS STEEP CUTS IN STATE FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS.
September 19, 2011 This annual product of the National Conference of State Legislatures summarizes the changes in tax policy that took place in 2011 legislative sessions throughout the states. Read the STATE TAX UPDATE: AUGUST 2011. Click here for the press release associated with this report.
June 3, 2011 This is a semi-annual joint product of the National Association of State Budget Officers and the National Governors Association. It focuses on states’ general fund receipts, expenditures, and balances. Read the THE FISCAL SURVEY OF THE STATES, SPRING 2011.
March 1, 2011 This is a joint report of the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Institute of Government published March 1, 2011. It describes how revenue forecasting errors have grown in recent years, and why revenue forecasting is so important in public finance. Read the STATES’ REVENUE ESTIMATING: CRACKS IN THE CRYSTAL BALL.