Child and Family Poverty in Tennessee Want Updates in Your Inbox? Subscribe Now Other Recent Work Founding Members of Sycamore’s Leadership Team Step into New Roles September 1, 2022 - Brian Straessle has been named interim executive director of the Sycamore Institute, and Mandy Pellegrin will now serve as deputy director. How Inflation Affects Tennessee’s State & Local Governments August 15, 2022 - Inflation raises operating costs at every level of government, but Tennessee's reliance on sales tax means state revenues may keep up with inflation better than those of local governments. Tennessee Tax Revenue Tracker for FY 2022 August 15, 2022 - Tennessee finished FY 2022 with a $1.6 billion unbudgeted surplus after collecting 28% more tax revenue than lawmakers initially budgeted. Meet Our Summer 2022 Interns: Leigh & Olivia August 10, 2022 - Get to know Leigh and Olivia, who interned with Sycamore during the summer of 2022. Tennessee’s New Education Funding Formula: What’s in Law and What’s Left to Decide? July 6, 2022 - Tennessee's new K-12 education funding law defines basic parameters, but other details and actual funding levels will depend on regulatory, budget, and policy decisions. 2020 Income, Poverty, Health Insurance Coverage, and Education in Tennessee’s 95 Counties June 23, 2022 - On average, Middle Tennessee's urban counties have the state's highest education and income and the lowest poverty and uninsured rates.