SLC Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee

Since its creation, members of the Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations (FAGO) Committee have focused on the myriad fiscal issues impacting state budgets and finances. In the current era of depleted budgets and dwindling revenues, members of the FAGO Committee have explored the experiences of their Southern state counterparts in devising strategies in their own states. The Committee’s membership includes many of the finance and appropriations chairs from across the South along with other prominent fiscal players, both legislators and legislative staff, in the different state legislatures. The Committee routinely examines the impact of the federal budget on state finances; revenue forecasting in the 15 member states; healthcare reform; state fiscal trends; performance-based budgeting; e-commerce and taxation; and public pension plans. In an effort to bolster ties between the South and the Federal Reserve Bank, the Committee has featured presentation on national and regional economic trends from the presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Dallas and St. Louis.

2017-18
Chair

Representative
Eric Johnson

Texas

2017-18
Vice Chair

Representative
Penny Houston

Georgia

Immediate
Past Chair

Senator
Roman Prezioso

West Virginia

Committee
Liaison

Recent Research


Policy Analysis | September 21, 2017

SLC Member State Revenue Increases

Nick Bowman

Despite its official end in 2010, the lingering effects of the Great Recession still are felt in states across the nation. Several SLC member states have been forced to make difficult decisions throughout a sluggish recovery. Alabama, Oklahoma and West Virginia, for example, have faced considerable budget shortfalls and had to cut services and/or raise taxes and fees to balance their budgets. This analysis focuses on statewide revenue enhancements passed by SLC member states in 2016 and 2017; county-level and municipality-level increases have been excluded. Statewide revenue increases adopted in 2015, but implemented in 2016 and 2017, also are included.

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Comparative Data Report | July 19, 2017

Education

Hank Hager, Senate Education Committee, West Virginia

Comparative Data Reports (CDRs) are prepared annually by select SLC states’ fiscal research departments. These reports track a multitude of revenue sources and appropriations levels in Southern states and serve as a useful tool to legislators and legislative staff alike in determining their respective state spending.

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Comparative Data Report | July 19, 2017

Adult Correctional Systems

Monique Appeaning, Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office

Comparative Data Reports (CDRs) are prepared annually by select SLC states’ fiscal research departments. These reports track a multitude of revenue sources and appropriations levels in Southern states and serve as a useful tool to legislators and legislative staff alike in determining their respective state spending.

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More SLC Research into Fiscal Affairs


Comparative Data Report | July 19, 2017

Adult Correctional Systems

Comparative Data Report | August 19, 2016

Adult Correctional Systems

Comparative Data Report | July 31, 2016

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | June 27, 2016

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | June 15, 2016

Education

Comparative Data Report | August 30, 2015

Adult Correctional Systems

Comparative Data Report | August 26, 2015

Education

Comparative Data Report | July 15, 2015

Transportation

Policy Analysis | July 15, 2015

Public Pension Trends & Developments

Comparative Data Report | June 12, 2015

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | October 1, 2014

Revenue

Presentation | September 10, 2014

Transportation Funding in the States

Comparative Data Report | August 6, 2014

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | July 22, 2014

Corrections

Comparative Data Report | July 18, 2014

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | July 18, 2014

Education

Policy Analysis | April 16, 2014

SLC State Unemployment Insurance Finances Improve

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2013

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | July 26, 2013

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | July 19, 2013

Corrections

Comparative Data Report | July 16, 2013

Education

Comparative Data Report | July 11, 2013

Transportation

Policy Analysis | January 25, 2013

Fiscal and Economic Trends in the South

Comparative Data Report | October 16, 2012

Revenue

Presentation | July 28, 2012

State Retirement Systems: Recent Trends

Comparative Data Report | July 25, 2012

Medicaid

Policy Analysis | July 19, 2012

Public Pensions: Emerging Trends

Fiscal Alert | July 2, 2012

Public Pensions: Emerging Trends

Comparative Data Report | July 1, 2012

Transportation

Presentation | January 21, 2012

State Retirement Systems: Recent Trends

SLC Regional Resource | January 2, 2012

Municipal Bonds: Trends in 2011

Presentation | November 15, 2011

State of State Budgets

Policy Analysis | October 10, 2011

State Revenue Trends

Comparative Data Report | October 1, 2011

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | July 1, 2011

Education

Comparative Data Report | July 1, 2011

Corrections

Comparative Data Report | July 1, 2011

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | March 15, 2011

Medicaid

Policy Analysis | October 25, 2010

State Authorized Gaming

Presentation | October 7, 2010

State Fiscal Issues

Presentation | July 26, 2010

State Fiscal and Economic Outlook

Comparative Data Report | July 1, 2010

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | July 1, 2010

Education

Comparative Data Report | July 1, 2010

Corrections

Comparative Data Report | July 1, 2010

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2009

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2009

Education

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2009

Corrections

Presentation | May 18, 2009

State Fiscal and Economic Outlook

Presentation | May 9, 2009

Fiscal Outlook for the States

Presentation | March 26, 2009

State Retirement Systems: Recent Trends

Presentation | March 5, 2009

Fiscal Outlook for the States

Presentation | February 21, 2009

Economic Status of the States

Issue Alert | December 1, 2008

Mid-Year Education Budget Reductions

Comparative Data Report | December 1, 2008

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | December 1, 2008

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2008

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2008

Education

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2008

Adult Correctional Systems

Issue Alert | June 1, 2008

Actuarial Estimates in Public Pensions

SLC Special Series Report | June 1, 2008

Innovative Programs in Funding State Homeland Security Needs

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2007

Adult Correctional Systems

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2007

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2007

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2007

Education

Presentation | August 4, 2007

Taxes and Budgets: Key Trends from the States

Presentation | November 12, 2006

State Retirement Systems: Recent Trends

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2006

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2006

Adult Correctional Systems

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2006

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2006

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2006

Education

SLC Regional Resource | January 1, 2006

State Rural Initiatives: Where the Money Comes From

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2005

Education

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2005

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2005

Adult Correctional Systems

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2005

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2005

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2004

Education

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2004

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2004

Adult Correctional Systems

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2004

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2004

Revenue

SLC Special Series Report | October 18, 2004

America's Public Retirement Systems: Stresses in the System

SLC Special Series Report | October 1, 2004

Doing the Math: Southern State School Finance Systems

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2003

Education

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2003

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2003

Corrections

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2003

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2003

Revenue

Presentation | January 14, 2003

The Fiscal Crunch Confronting the South - Update

Presentation | December 3, 2002

The Fiscal Crunch Confronting the South

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2002

Gaming

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2002

Education

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2002

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2002

Corrections

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2002

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2002

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2001

Education

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2001

Transportation

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2001

Corrections

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2001

Medicaid

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2001

Revenue

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2001

Gaming

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2000

Corrections

Comparative Data Report | November 1, 2000

Medicaid