Federal funding in Tennessee accounts for nearly 40% of the state budget. Most of that money comes with some big restrictions on how we can spend it.
Governor Haslam's 2017 Tennessee budget amendment makes a number of changes to the original budget recommendation he released in January.
Lawmakers considering gas tax revenue and car sales taxes to fund highway projects in Tennessee should weigh the trade-offs of both options.
The IMPROVE Act – Governor Haslam’s proposal to raise revenues for the state’s transportation needs – has been making its way through the Tennessee General Assembly. Last week, the Senate Read more
Last week, we took a detailed look at how the U.S. House bill known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) might impact federal funding for TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program. You can read Read more
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) being considered by Congress would have a significant impact on federal funding for TennCare.
Transportation is an important part of state and local government budgets in Tennessee, and transportation infrastructure can also impact public health. Since good data and research are critical Read more
A detailed summary and analysis of Governor Bill Haslam's 2017 Tennessee budget proposal with charts, graphs and a 1-page infographic.
Charts & graphs about the Tennessee Highway Fund – where the money comes from, how funding and Tennessee’s gas tax have changed over time, and other trends.
Tennessee’s budget surplus comes with trade-offs. Learn how budget surpluses relate to economic downturns, rainy day funds, and structural deficits.