Revenue Raisers In State Budgets

States are closing their own budget gaps by raising taxes and fees.  Lawmakers generally pass the burden onto tourists, smokers and millionaires to keep constituents happy.

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States with projected FY 2010 budget gaps

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- Data not available for Montana and North Dakota
- As of June 29, many states had not yet adopted FY10 budgets. Some or all of the pre-budget shortfalls have already been addressed.

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, National Conference of State Legislatures

Credits: Robert Benincasa, Alyson Hurt and Whitney Wyckoff / NPR