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.
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.
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.
February 20, 2020 Trends in Coverage, Choice, and Costs Since 2010
For better or worse, robust access to the U.S. health care system is largely predicated on having health insurance.
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.
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.
January 31, 2020
Even if Tennessee’s plan has a separate path to approval, it’s likely to undergo significant changes.
January 15, 2020 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.
November 22, 2019
TennCare's latest proposal retains the same basic components as the September 2019 draft with some new specifics and assurances
November 14, 2019 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.