Selected SLC Research


Policy Analysis | January 6, 2011

How are SLC member state budgets faring compared to other CSG regions?

States with Projected FY2012 Gaps

State FY12 Projected Shortfall Shortfall as Percent of FY11 Budget
U.S. Total $112.7 billion 18.9%
Eastern CSG Region
Connecticut $3.7 billion 20.8%
Delaware N/A N/A
Maine $436 million 16.1%
Maryland $1.6 billion 12.2%
Massachusetts $2.0 billion 6.4%
New Hampshire N/A N/A
New Jersey $10.5 billion 37.4%
New York $9.0 billion 16.9%
Pennsylvania $2.4 billion 9.7%
Rhode Island $290 million 9.9%
Vermont $112 million 10.4%
Regional Total $30.0 billion

(27% of U.S. Total)

N/A
Midwestern CSG Region
Illinois $17.0 billion 50.9%
Indiana N/A N/A
Iowa $294 million 5.6%
Kansas $492 million 8.8%
Michigan $1.4 billion 6.5%
Minnesota $3.9 billion 24.5%
Nebraska $314 million 9.2%
North Dakota N/A N/A
Ohio $3.0 billion 11.0%
South Dakota N/A N/A
Wisconsin $1.8 billion 12.8%
Regional Total $28.2 billion

(25% of U.S. Total)

N/A
Southern CSG Region
Alabama N/A N/A
Arkansas N/A N/A
Florida $2.5 billion 10.4%
Georgia $1.7 billion 10.3%
Kentucky * $780 million 9.1%
Louisiana $1.7 billion 22.0%
Mississippi $634 million 14.1%
Missouri $1.1 billion 14.4%
North Carolina $3.8 billion 20.0%
Oklahoma N/A N/A
South Carolina $1.3 billion 26.6%
Tennessee N/A N/A
Texas $10.0 billion 22.3%
Virginia * $2.3 billion 14.8%
West Virginia $155 million 4.1%
Regional Total $26.0 billion

(23% of U.S. Total)

N/A
Western CSG Region
Alaska N/A N/A
Arizona $1.4 billion 16.6%
California $19.2 billion 22.2%
Colorado $1.1 billion 15.3%
Hawaii N/A N/A
Idaho $300 million 12.6%
Montana $154 million 8.3%
Nevada $1.3 billion 37.1%
New Mexico $410 million 7.6%
Oregon $1.8 billion 25.0%
Utah N/A N/A
Washington $2.9 billion 18.5%
Wyoming N/A N/A
Regional Total $28.6 billion

(25% of U.S. Total)

N/A
* Kentucky and Virginia have two-year budgets. They closed their FY2012 shortfalls when they enacted their budgets for the FY2011-FY2012 biennium.

Gaps That States Faced in FY2011

State Gap Before Budget Adoption in States with Biennial 09-11 Budgets Gap Before Budget Adoption in States With Annual Budgets / New Gap in Biennial States Total FY11 Shortfall Closed When Budget Adopted* Total Shortfall as Percent of FY11 Budget
U.S. Total $29.6 billion $97.3 billion $126.8 billion 18.7%
Eastern CSG Region
Connecticut $4.4 billion $700 million $5.1 billion 28.8%
Delaware 0 $377 million $377 million 11.4%
Maine $765 million $174 million $940 million 34.7%
Maryland 0 $2.0 billion $2.0 billion 15.3%
Massachusetts 0 $2.7 billion $2.7 billion 8.6%
New Hampshire $250 million $115 million $365 million 27.2%
New Jersey 0 $10.7 billion $10.7 billion 38.2%
New York * 0 $8.5 billion $8.5 billion 15.9%
Pennsylvania 0 $4.1 billion $4.1 billion 16.2%
Rhode Island 0 $395 million $395 million 13.4%
Vermont 0 $338 million $338 million 31.3%
Regional Total $5.4 billion $30.1 billion $35.5 billion N/A
Midwestern CSG Region
Illinois 0 $13.5 billion $13.5 billion 40.4%
Indiana 0 $1.3 billion $1.3 billion 9.4%
Iowa 0 $1.1 billion $1.1 billion 20.3%
Kansas 0 $510 million $510 million 9.1%
Michigan * 0 $2.0 billion $2.0 billion 9.3%
Minnesota $2.8 billion $1.2 billion $4.0 billion 25.0%
Nebraska $150 million $179 million $329 million 9.7%
North Dakota N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ohio $2.5 billion $463 million $3.0 billion 11.0%
South Dakota 0 $102 million $102 million 8.8%
Wisconsin $3.4 billion 0 $3.4 billion 23.9%
Regional Total $8.9 billion $20.4 billion $29.2 billion N/A
Southern CSG Region
Alabama * 0 $586 million $586 million 8.3%
Arkansas N/A N/A N/A N/A
Florida 0 $4.7 billion $4.7 billion 19.5%
Georgia 0 $4.2 billion $4.2 billion 25.4%
Kentucky 0 $780 million $780 million 9.1%
Louisiana 0 $1.0 billion $1.0 billion 12.9%
Mississippi 0 $716 million $716 million 15.9%
Missouri 0 $730 million $730 million 9.4%
North Carolina $4.4 billion $1.4 billion $5.8 billion 30.6%
Oklahoma 0 $725 million $725 million 13.7%
South Carolina 0 $1.3 billion $1.3 billion 26.1%
Tennessee 0 $1.0 billion $1.0 billion 9.4%
Texas* $3.3 billion $1.3 billion $4.6 billion 10.2%
Virginia 0 $1.3 billion $1.3 billion 8.5%
West Virginia 0 $134 million $134 million 3.6%
Regional Total $7.7 billion $19.9 billion $27.6 billion N/A
Western CSG Region
Alaska N/A N/A N/A N/A
Arizona 0 $3.1 billion $3.1 billion 36.5%
California ** 0 $17.9 billion $17.9 billion 20.7%
Colorado 0 $1.5 billion $1.5 billion 21.5%
Hawaii 0 $594 million $594 million 11.8%
Idaho 0 $84 million $84 million 3.5%
Montana N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nevada $1.3 billion $504 million $1.8 billion 54.5%
New Mexico 0 $333 million $333 million 6.1%
Oregon *** $4.2 billion $577 million $4.8 billion 32.4%
Utah 0 $700 million $700 million 14.7%
Washington $2.1 billion 1.4 billion $3.5 billion 22.5%
Wyoming 0 $147 million $147 million 10.3%
Regional Total $7.6 billion $26.8 billion $34.4 billion N/A
District of Columbia 0 $104 million $104 million 1.7%
* Most states operate on a July-June fiscal year; the exceptions are New York (April-May), Texas (September-August), and Alabama and Michigan (October-September).
** California did not fully close the shortfall listed in this table. A $6.1 billion shortfall remains open for FY2011. California's shortfall does not include $1.2 billion in proposed reserve replenishment.
*** Oregon has a two-year budget; values presented reflect FY2010 and FY2011 totals.

Regional Breakdown of FY 2011 Budget Gaps

CSG Region Gap Before Budget Adoption in States with Biennial 09-11 Budgets Percent of U.S. Total Gap Before Budget Adoption in States With Annual Budgets/ New Gap in Biennial States Percent of U.S. Total Total FY11 Shortfall Closed When Budget Adopted* Percent of U.S. Total
East $5.415 billion 18% $30.099 billion 31% $35.515 billion 28%
Midwest $8.850 billion 30% $20.354 billion 21% $29.241 billion 23%
South $7.700 billion 26% $19.871 billion 20% $27.571 billion 22%
West $7.600 billion 26% $26.839 billion 28% $34.458 billion 27%
Total $29.565 billion 100% $97.163 billion 100% $126.785 billion 100%

Source: Data Based on Information from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities