Domestic Public Policy

State Budgeting in the COVID Era

Grant Year: 2022

William Glasgall will direct the research program of a policy lab focused on how state officials can maintain stable finances. He will adapt the Volcker Alliance’s well-established approach for measuring state fiscal practices to the challenges facing state policymakers as they address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy lab’s output will appear in a series of reports on topics such as the role of reserves and rainy-day funds in stabilizing budgets, state funding for infrastructure projects and the deferral of maintenance, and state decisions to increase revenues through a variety of changes in taxes and user fees.

The Volcker Alliance Domestic Public Policy