Criminal Justice Fees & Fines: 11 Options for Tennessee Policymakers Want Updates in Your Inbox? Subscribe Other Recent Work Tennessee Tax Revenue Tracker for FY 2021 July 15, 2021 - Through June 2021, Tennessee collected about $2.8 billion (21%) more tax revenue than lawmakers originally budgeted for this point in the fiscal year. The Sycamore Institute’s Laura Berlind to Step Down in 2021 July 13, 2021 - Sycamore's founding Executive Director Laura Berlind will step down later this year as her family prepares to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area. How Criminal Fees and Fines Fund State and County Government in Tennessee June 2, 2021 - Tennessee's criminal justice system collects over $200 million in fees & fines each year, yet they play a small and shrinking role in the state and most county budgets. How Medical Debt Affects Health May 19, 2021 - Research shows medical debt can affect health outcomes, exacerbate already poor outcomes, and worsen existing health disparities. Summary of Gov. Lee’s FY 2022 Amended Budget April 15, 2021 - The governor amended his FY 2022 budget proposal with $73 million in net new spending and $325 million in off-budget allocations. What and How Much Will Tennessee Get from the American Rescue Plan March 25, 2021 - The new federal law could bring $20-30 billion into Tennessee, including $6.3 billion in flexible funds for state and local governments.