In 2023, Americans for Tax Reform launched The Sustainable Budget Project, a new venture that monitors state government spending and tracks which states have or have not enacted sustainable budgets.
The Sustainable Budget Project defines a sustainable budget as one that limits the pace of state government spending to lower than the rate of population growth plus inflation, which accounts for the average taxpayer’s ability to pay for government spending.
From 2013 to 2022, the following happened:
There four states that held growth in state funds and all funds below the rate of population growth plus inflation over the last decade, thereby keeping taxes lower than the average taxpayer can afford:
Go to ATR's Sustainable Budget Project to find out the following information:
Originally posted at Americans for Tax Reform.
Vance Ginn, Ph.D.