Uncategorized

CBPP report: most states spending below pre-recession levels

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will release a major report today showing that 38 of the 47 states with new budgets taking effect this month cut education, health care, and other state-funded services. Of the 38 states that have made deep cuts, all but one have reduced their annual investments in core supports to economic recovery to pre-recession levels.

North Carolina is among this number, having recently enacted a budget that reduces total state spending as a share of state personal income to the lowest level in almost 30 years. Not only will North Carolina spend less on education, health, justice, and transportation than it did before the Great Recession as the FY2012 budget takes effect, it will spend more than 10% less than the state’s 40-year average investment in public goods and services relative to the size of the NC economy.

The full report will be available via CBPP later today, or you can follow the Budget and Tax Center on Twitter at @ncbudgetandtax for updates.

Check Also

K-12 public education retrospective: back to school edition

As the school year begins, we’ve paused to ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Frenches Creek Finishing lies in the watery lowlands of Bladen County, near Lion Swamp, Conkill and [...]

Historical commission member weighs in on monuments, free speech Valerie Johnson is the Mott Disting [...]

The Gardner farm in Wade, population 567, in Cumberland County has been in the family for more than [...]

North Carolina’s former public school superintendent June Atkinson says the state’s new K-12 leader [...]

The solid citizens of Johnston County, N.C. – in a fateful quirk of geography – for several years ha [...]

Why North Carolina’s coal ash and mental health crises have a lot in common Two of the biggest stori [...]

The post Tax Cuts & Jobs Act for the 1% appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Tax “reform” is on the front burner in Washington this holiday season and, as many knowledgeable obs [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more