Brief Supermajority Budget and Tax Rules
How Voting Requirements Affect Budgets
Kim S. Rueben, Megan Randall
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Supermajority budget rules require a state to obtain more than a majority vote of the legislature, typically two-thirds or three-fifths of the votes, to pass a budget bill. This fact sheet reviews evidence on how supermajority budget rules affect fiscal outcomes, such as late budgets and government spending.

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags Fiscal policy State and local tax issues
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center