Tennessee collected about $217 million (or 5%) more tax revenue through October 2019 than was originally budgeted for the current fiscal year.
Changes to TennCare, education, criminal justice, online sales tax, sports betting, and fiscal notes had significant budget implications.
No matter who wins the election, these 5 challenges could keep Tennessee’s next governor and General Assembly busy throughout 2019 and beyond.
Tennessee collected about $636 million (or 4%) more than was originally budgeted for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2019
Tennessee collected about $344 million (or 2%) more than was originally budgeted for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2018.
Find out where the money comes from, where it goes, and what changed from the current budget.
Governor Haslam's 2017 Tennessee budget amendment makes a number of changes to the original budget recommendation he released in January.
Lawmakers considering gas tax revenue and car sales taxes to fund highway projects in Tennessee should weigh the trade-offs of both options.
The Senate compromise on Gov. Haslam's IMPROVE Act makes the original bill's Highway Fund tax increases smaller and its General Fund tax reductions larger.
Good data and research are critical to any public policy discussion. In an op-ed for The Tennessean, we put current transportation issues in context.