State Budget Shortfall Map
Budget figures for 2003 come from the recent survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures, published in November 2002. They reflect the revenue and expenditure situation through the early months of FY 2003 which included budget reductions already made to meet shortfalls. This survey showed that half the states are facing gaps in their fiscal year (FY) 2003 budgets. Two-thirds of states reported that revenues are failing to meet projected levels. More than half the states report that expenditures are exceeding budgeted levels.
Figures for 2004 were collected by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities from statements from government officials, working documents, nonprofit organizations that monitor state expenditures. Numbers are expected to change, but represent the best-available information to date.
Additional information for each state comes from state budget offices and state governor's offices.