SOUTH REGION – On 07 JUL Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates significant funding gaps at the state level for FY2021. Causes include COVID-19 and the global energy market fluctuations, particularly in the Southern AmCon Region.
Recommendation: Monitor local and state legislative action to determine services impact, if any.
Analyst Comment: The national push to defund police or restrict their access to communities and populations could be leveraged during the budget shortfalls as an “easy target” in budget negotiations.
CBPP Report, 30 JUN 2020