2015 fiscal outlook

CSG Midwest
As state policymakers begin a new year of budget-making, most in the Midwest will be doing so under fairly strong and stable fiscal conditions. Revenue collection is up in nearly every state in this region; with only a few exceptions, rates of growth for fiscal year 2015 are estimated to be between 2 percent and 5 percent (see table below). In most states, too, similar increases in revenue are being used as a foundation for the new annual or biennial budgets being crafted during this year’s legislative sessions.