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