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The State’s Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities

Two Year Update‐What’s Changed?

The focus of Commonwealth North’s 2015 report was on the operating budget, within the

context of the dramatic drop in state revenue. The revenue decline has continued and the

need to reduce recurring expenditures in the state’s operating budget has not lessened. The

one constant is that one‐time savings have been relied on to prop up recurring spending, albeit

at a somewhat

reduced level.

Check out the full report here.