Why We Shouldn’t Raid Special Funds to Balance the General Fund

Marc Stier |

In August of 2017, some Republican members of the House of Representatives were readying a plan to borrow massively from many of the 100 or so special funds that, along with the General Fund, are part of the state budget. In this Reports and Briefing Papers, we examine this plan, first from a theoretical point of view and then by looking at a few of those state funds.