Fueled by federal aid, state spending rises by most in decades

Yuval Rosenberg  |  November 23, 2021

By Yuval Rosenberg (The Fiscal Times), includes “The surge was driven by federal pandemic relief funds. Spending from states own funds rose by 5.7%, while spending of federal funds soared by 35.7%. … States also saw revenues rise sharply in fiscal 2021, climbing 12.8%. That reversed a decline from the year before, the first time state revenues had fallen since fiscal 2010. Federal aid played a part in that reversal, the state budget officers’ report says …”

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