State Expenditure Report: Examining Fiscal 2010-2012 State Spending, Nat'l Ass'n State Budget Officers 2 (2012) [hereinafter NASBO
records these mid-year budget cuts in its Fall Fiscal Survey of the States.
But state budget officials and college leaders too often "talk past one another" in discussing state finances, NASBO
In 2010, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) assessed the reliability of NASBO
expenditure data for a report on state and local government use of funding provided by P.
(2009), "Fiscal Year 2009: State Expenditure Report," National Association of State Budget Officers, www.
8) There are several important statistical and conceptual differences between the NIPA's and the NASBO
More recent data from NASBO
show that real total state expenditure increased by 5 percent between 1999 and 2000 and 5 percent between 2000 and 2001 (NASBO
index ranks states according to the stringency of their balanced budget rules.
It is upon this last point that many officials tend to stumble right out of the gate, contends Brian Roherty, executive director of NASBO
However, some states such as Maine are already spending as much as 31 percent of their budgets on Medicaid, according to NASBO
These are the worst numbers we have ever seen in the decades of putting together this report," said NASBO
and more recently the TFAH have used information from state budget documents to produce estimates of state governmental spending on public health activities, but differences in state accounting and reporting conventions cause significant errors and inconsistencies in estimates (NASBO
2005; TFAH 2006).