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TN Gov. Bill Lee surveying tornado damage Summary of the FY 2021 Preliminary Budget March 20, 2020 - With pandemic here and recession near, lawmakers passed a preliminary FY 2021 budget that trims $854 million from Gov. Lee’s first draft.
TN Tax Revenue Tracker - February 2020 Tennessee Tax Revenue Tracker for FY 2020 March 16, 2020 - Tennessee collected about $544 million (or 6%) more tax revenue through February 2020 than was originally budgeted for the current fiscal year.
State Budget Surpluses, Deficits, and Rainy Day Funds March 13, 2020 - We explain why surpluses and deficits occur, the role of revenue projections and rainy day funds, and the trade-offs Tennessee policymakers must weigh when crafting the budget.
doctor looking at xray A Deep Dive into Health Insurance Coverage in Tennessee February 20, 2020 - For better or worse, robust access to the U.S. health care system is largely predicated on having health insurance.
Memphis population sign 4 Reasons an Accurate Census Matters for Tennessee February 12, 2020 - Tennessee will use the 2020 census to allocate taxpayer resources, redraw legislative districts, and make countless policy decisions over the next decade.
Governor Bill Lee at podium The Budget in Brief: Summary of Gov. Lee’s FY 2021 Recommended Budget February 7, 2020 - Gov. Lee unveiled a range of priorities with his second budget, most notably in the areas of teacher pay, literacy, mental health, and criminal justice.