Other Recent Work

TN Tax Revenue Tracker - April 2020 Tennessee Tax Revenue Tracker for FY 2020 May 12, 2020 - Tennessee collected about $88 million (or 1%) less tax revenue through April 2020 than was originally budgeted for the current fiscal year.
Tennessee Capitol Looking North How State Policy Shapes Local Governance in Tennessee May 7, 2020 - Tennessee's local governments often have the most impact on our daily lives, but state policies frequently shape their options, decisions, and priorities.
Man in suit reading the Business section of a newspaper 5 Ways to Measure Prosperity in Tennessee April 24, 2020 - Unemployment, labor force participation, GDP, income, and poverty are five of the many ways to measure growth and prosperity in Tennessee.
Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate Reached an Historic Low in 2019 Measuring Prosperity: The Unemployment Rate April 24, 2020 - The unemployment rate measures the share of Tennessee's labor force without a job, but not all working-age adults count as "in the labor force."
Empty prison hallway Crowded Jails and Prisons Raise COVID-19 Risks for Every Tennessean April 15, 2020 - Recent data show 46 Tennessee jails had more inmates than beds. Such close quarters make it hard to slow the spread of COVID-19 and could lead to new outbreaks among the public.
Closed Sign Due to Coronavirus What Will the Coronavirus Recession Mean for Tennessee’s Budget? April 2, 2020 - The pandemic has serious health and economic effects, yet Tennessee still has to balance its budget. These are the challenges policymakers face and the tools they have right now.