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Accession Number PB2013-107096
Title State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook. April 2013 Update.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 15p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Fiscal sustainability presents a national challenge shared by all levels of government. Since 2007, GAO has published long-term fiscal simulations for the state and local government sector. These simulations have consistently shown that, like the federal government, the state and local sector faces persistent and long-term fiscal pressures and, absent any policy changes, would face an increasing gap between receipts and expenditures in future years. Using the Bureau of Economic Analysis's (BEA) National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) as the primary data source, GAO shows the level of receipts and expenditures for the sector until 2060 based on current and historical spending and revenue patterns. The current set of policies in place across state and local government remains constant to show their impact on future fiscal outcomes. GAO simulates the long-term fiscal outlook for the state and local sector and incorporates the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) economic projections. These projections capture near-term cyclical swings in the economy. Because GAO covers the sector in the aggregate, the fiscal outcomes for individual states and localities cannot be captured. This product is part of a body of work on the nation's long-term fiscal challenges.
Keywords Congressional Budget Offices (CBO) economic projections
Fiscal pressures
Fiscal simulations
Fiscal sustainability
Grant funding
Health related costs
Local governments
National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA)
Policy changes
State governments

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 43B - Economic & Community Development
70B - Management Practice
70F - Public Administration & Government
96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N/A

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