August 27, 2020
Statistics and data points can provide valuable information about the world around us, but they’re also easily misunderstood and misused.
August 13, 2020
The most at-risk businesses employ 1 in 4 private sector workers, who earn 40% less than average and are more likely to be minority, young, and have less education.
August 13, 2020
Despite the onset of a recession, Tennessee collected about $396 million (or 2%) more tax revenue in FY 2020 than originally budgeted for the fiscal year
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 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.