July 23, 2020 Who, Why, and How Much?
Tennessee will get over $25 billion in federal aid, including $8 billion to state government. Much of the relief has already occurred or will soon expire.
July 22, 2020
Get to know Morgan and Lauren, Sycamore's new summer 2020 interns.
July 15, 2020
Tennessee collected about $298 million (or 2%) less tax revenue through June 2020 than was originally budgeted for the current fiscal year.
July 6, 2020
Leslie and Bryce make Sycamore even stronger at this crucial time of unprecedented challenge and opportunity.
July 1, 2020
Facing an expected $1.5 billion revenue shortfall over two years, Gov. Lee and state lawmakers turned to nearly every available tool to balance the budget.
June 30, 2020
Over the last two decades, Tennesseans have been less likely than other out-of-work Americans to get unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, the value of those benefits has fallen
May 29, 2020 Early Projections of Coronavirus’ Effect on State Tax Collections
Four economists gave their best estimates of how the coronavirus pandemic will affect state tax revenue in the current and next fiscal years.
May 20, 2020 An Analysis of Local Sales Taxes in the Great Recession
As the coronavirus' economic toll grows, the Great Recession offers clues for how falling sales tax revenues will affect county budgets.
May 7, 2020
Tennessee's local governments often have the most impact on our daily lives, but state policies frequently shape their options, decisions, and priorities.
April 24, 2020 What Common Economic Indicators Do and Don’t Tell Us
Unemployment, labor force participation, GDP, income, and poverty are five of the many ways to measure growth and prosperity in Tennessee.