Facing Our Future - 2011 Report (released January 2011)


MATERIALS:
Facing Our Future (Report dated January 2011)

Facing Our Future: Open Letter and Executive Summary (January 2011)

Press Availability Teleconference Recording (February 3, 2011)

CNJG Webinar - Facing Our Future Key Messages (March 4, 2011)

Facing Our Future Handout

Facing Our Future Presentation - Key Messages

RESEARCH DOCUMENTS:
State Budget Research and Analysis

Cover Page (with Section Titles) for State Budget Research and Analysis Section

New Jersey Budget Analysis - The New Jersey State Budget Current Service Projections (FY2012 to 2016)

Exhibit I - Current Service Projection – Scenario #1, Slow to Moderate Revenue Growth

Exhibit II - Current Service Projection – Scenario #2, More Aggressive Revenue Growth

Exhibit III - Notes to Revenue Projections for NJ Current Services Projection

Exhibit IV - Notes to Appropriation Projections for NJ Current Services Budget Projection

Exhibits V - VIII for Budget History

  • Exhibit V - History of State Spending – Expended Amount
  • Exhibit VI - NJ State Revenue History: FY2011 Projected Revenue Below FY2006 Actual Revenue
  • Exhibit VII - History of State Spending by Category Expended Amount
  • Exhibit VIII - Fiscal Year 2006-2011 Appropriations Act Municipal Local Aid and School Aid

Local Government Budget Research and Analyses
Preliminary State-Level Analyses of Municipal Government Ability to Sustain Appropriations at Current Services Levels 2010 – 2016

Preliminary State-Level Analyses of County Government Ability to Sustain Appropriations at Current Services Levels 2010 – 2016

Preliminary State-Level Analyses of School District Government Ability to Sustain Appropriations at Current Services Levels 2010 – 2016

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