• January 8 2018

Ten Questions about the FY 2019 Budget

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The fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget process is officially underway, commencing last month with the annual Consensus Revenue Hearing. The testimony provided at the hearing touched on a number of issues – including slow revenue growth, insufficient reserves and growing nondiscretionary costs – that have contributed to the budget challenges of recent years. The testimony also highlighted several potential policy changes at both the state and national level that will make developing the FY 2019 budget particularly difficult. This brief poses ten major questions that budget makers will face in the coming months.