3 Ways Governors Can Strengthen States’ Long-Term Fiscal and Economic Health

Source: Pew Charitable Trusts, July 23, 2015

At the National Governors Association’s Summer Meeting this week in West Virginia, leaders from around the country will collaborate across party lines to develop best practices that improve state government. Important lessons can be learned from governors who enacted policies this year to strengthen their states’ long-term fiscal and economic health. These initiatives reflect a growing demand for state policy decisions to be rooted in the best available data and evidence.

Here are three steps governors and state legislators have taken this year to shore up their states’ long-term fiscal health:
1. Tax incentive evaluation ….
2. Rainy day fund reform ….
3. Evidence-based policymaking ….