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.
Latest Data Show Mixed Progress & Persistent Rural-Urban Differences
Census data for Tennessee's 95 counties continue to show large differences in household income, poverty, education level, and health insurance coverage.
Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data on Tennessee's economy, with a regional look at 14 population centers across the state.
Changes to TennCare, education, criminal justice, online sales tax, sports betting, and fiscal notes had significant budget implications.
The governor's recommended Budget for FY 2020 totals $38.6 billion, an increase of 1.1% over estimates for the current fiscal year.
95 Counties Show Large Rural-Urban Differences
Census data show large differences in household income, poverty, education, and health insurance status between Tennessee’s rural and urban counties.
Prosperity and health are closely connected. Here's how Tennesseans' income, wealth, education, and other socioeconomic factors influence our health.
Health and education are mutually influential. Both health and education policy may benefit from discussions that consider their close and complex connections.