Forum Session

The Disappearing State Surpluses: How Come, How Long, and How Will They Affect Social Service Programs?
October 30, 2001


Randy A. Desonia


This session focused on the impact of budget shortfalls being experienced by many states after several years of strong revenue growth. Speakers gave examples of state approaches in addressing the current shortfall and provided projections on how states would fare in their next budget cycle. The meeting also provided an opportunity for speakers and participants to explore the ramifications of the budget shortfalls for health and social service programs and policies.


Donald J. Boyd, Director, Fiscal Studies Program, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government; Raymond C. Scheppach, Executive Director, National Governors Association

Handout: Mr. Boyd

Related Materials

More information available in the accompanying publication, Issue Brief No. 769.

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