State Revenue Choices: 2003 and Beyond

State budget shortfalls are expected to balloon to $82 billion by 2004. What avenues are available for governors to bring about fiscal solvency in the states? This article assesses their plans to navigate this continuing fiscal storm. The author then reviews the state government revenue situation and draws conclusions based on the content of governors’ 2003 state of the state addresses.

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About the Author
Katherine G. Willoughby is a professor in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She is the author of numerous articles on state and local government budget and policy practices and co-author of a book on public budgeting in the United States.

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