April 2018, Volume 36, Issue 7

Census, Census Everywhere

A recent analysis addresses the fiscal implications of a Census undercount by focusing on programs that rely on the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage.

CBO’s Cruella De Vil Projections

The Congressional Budget Office has updated its economic and budget projections for fiscal years 2018-2028.

March 2018, Volume 36, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

The Index of State Economic Momentum, developed by Reports founding editor Hal Hovey, ranks states based on their most recent performance in three key measures of economic vitality: personal income growth, employment growth, and population growth. Reports updates the index each quarter. In the first quarter of 2018, Nevada reclaimed the top spot, while the District of Columbia most closely approximated the national average economic performance.

 

March 2018, Volume 36, Issue 5

A Redistricting Tipping Point?

Judicial intervention may provide an incentive for state legislatures to get ahead of the redistricting issue, before the courts curtail their role in it.

Opioid Mortality Rate Spikes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released 2016 state data on deaths attributable to drug overdoses.

February 2018, Volume 36, Issue 4

Food Insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released estimates of the share of households that faced food insecurity in 2016. This comes against a backdrop of efforts to scale back the largest federal food assistance program.

Throwing Locals a Line

It can be a challenge to track the flow of federal funds to states, but that challenge pales in comparison to the one faced by those wanting to track federal fiscal flows to units of local government.

February 2018, Volume 36, Issue 3

Five Not-So-Easy Pieces

After an initial foray that assessed fiscal management in three states, the Volcker Alliance has expanded its analysis. The 50-state report grades states on five budget practices.

January 2018, Volume 36, Issue 2

Population-Driven Federal Aid

State population estimates are a key variable in the distribution of billions of dollars in federal resources.

Congressional Problem-Solving: Infrastructure

With the president releasing details of a comprehensive infrastructure strategy, and heightened interest in the subject on Capitol Hill, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has issued its own set of recommendations.

State Minimum Wages

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 18 states saw an increase in their minimum wages as of January 1, 2018.

January 2018, Volume 36, Issue 1

Updated Internet Sales Tax Estimates

December 2017, Volume 35, Issue 23-24

Index of State Economic Momentum

November 2017, Volume 35, Issue 22

State Spending: Medicaid Marches On…

November 2017, Volume 35, Issue 21

Personal Consumption Expenditures and State Sales Taxes

October 2017, Volume 35, Issue 20

State and Local Finances in FY 2015

October 2017, Volume 35, Issue 19

The State-Federal Balance of Payments

September 2017, Volume 35, Issue 18

The Index of State Economic Momentum

September 2017, Volume 35, Issue 17

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance

August 2017, Volume 35, Issue 15-16

Federal Spending Traceable to States in FY 2015

July 2017, Volume 35, Issue 13

Medicaid on the Chopping Block?

June 2017, Volume 35, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

June 2017, Volume 35, Issue 11

Kansas Says Goodbye to All That

May 2017, Volume 35, Issue 10

NCSL Weighs in on State Fiscal Conditions

May 2017, Volume 35, Issue 9

State Spending on Children, Sort of

April 2017, Volume 35, Issue 8

Another Round of Fend-for-Yourself Federalism

April 2017, Volume 35, Issue 7

The 2017 Camelot Index

March 2017, Volume 35, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

March 2017, Volume 35, Issue 5

A Good News-Bad News Revenue Report

February 2017, Volume 35, Issue 4

State and Local Finances in FY 2014