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.
Even if Tennessee’s plan has a separate path to approval, it’s likely to undergo significant changes.
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.
TennCare's latest proposal retains the same basic components as the September 2019 draft with some new specifics and assurances
And The Factors That Influence Them
Families, businesses, and our economy all thrive when people enjoy good health, social and financial well-being, and the chance to make meaningful contributions to society.
TennCare enrollment is highest in Tennessee's most populated county, but more rural counties have the greatest share of the local population enrolled.
Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data on Tennessee's economy, with a regional look at 14 population centers across the state.
The plan would give state officials unprecedented control over major aspects of the program and weights a new funding formula in TennCare's favor.
Changes to TennCare, education, criminal justice, online sales tax, sports betting, and fiscal notes had significant budget implications.
Data on the hospital, primary care, and substance abuse/mental health care resources available in each of Tennessee's 95 counties.