State Budgets and the Effects on Population


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State budgets give way to a multitude of possibilities for the people living in them. If a budget is flexible, its inhabitants will enjoy a plenitude of facilities provided by the state. But if a budget is rigid and there’s no room for extra expenditure, then the inhabitants will have to live with forced conformity with little room for recreation and reconstruction of roads etc.

Ideal state budgets are aimed towards minimizing the deficits and increase in savings. This helps a lot when it comes to natural disasters or financial mishaps. The savings deposited by individuals can be used up to get things back on track like reconstruction of tornado hit houses or flooded industries or sloppy stock market etc.

For the fiscal year of 2010-2011, the capital gains had certainly fell off a cliff with a drop in personal income taxes and prolonged weak sales.

Personal Income

There are states which do not have taxes imposed on personal income. These are:

  • Wyoming
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • Alaska
  • Nevada
  • Washington
  • New Hampshire
  • Tennessee and
  • South Dakota

Although these states have a high rate of employers settling there, the services for common people are limited.

Sales tax

Following states have been said to have the highest sales tax numbers in the United States.

  • Rhode Island, Mississippi, Tennessee and New Jersey have had a sales tax of 7 percent
  • Washington, Minnesota and Nevada being second at 6.5 percent
  • And Texas, California and Illinois standing at 6.25 percent.

States like Alaska and Montana do not have sales tax imposed on them.

Good Budgeting

In 2011, Wisconsin had a budget of sixty six billion dollars without increasing taxes on best practices with the Governor of New York closing in on a budget of ten billion dollars. Both the states reduced k-12 education expenditure by 800 million dollars closing the budget gap to a noticeable limit.

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