How Public Officials Can Use Data and Evidence to Make Strategic Budget Cuts

Source: Pew Charitable Trusts, Issue Brief, September 2020

From the overview:
Targeted spending reductions can help state, county leaders respond to shifting priorities amid pandemic. …. This issue brief provides a look at selected reforms officials made in the past, 10 years of revenue expansion that can be repurposed for more challenging fiscal conditions. The COVID-19 recession gives policymakers an opportunity to use these tools as they decide what services and programs to deliver and where to cut the budget in a more strategic way. ….