October 2017, Volume 35, Issue 20

State and Local Finances in FY 2015

The Census Bureau has released its state and local finance series for fiscal year 2015, which allows an apples-to-apples comparison of tax structures and burdens among the states. This issue focuses on the revenue highlights of the new data.

October 2017, Volume 35, Issue 19

The State-Federal Balance of Payments

An enduring question in state-federal fiscal relations is, “How much does each state get back for every dollar it sends to Washington?”  Recent weeks have seen two reports that answer the question. Happily, their results are similar.

September 2017, Volume 35, Issue 18

The 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 third quarter of 2017, Nevada claimed the top spot.

September 2017, Volume 35, Issue 17

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a host of new federal statistics in recent weeks, most of which point to improved situations for Americans in general, and lower-income persons in particular.

August 2017, Volume 35, Issue 15-16

Federal Spending Traceable to States in FY 2015

The Council of State Governments (CSG) has cataloged federal spending by state for fiscal year (FY) 2015. CSG’s analysis continues work launched by the Pew Charitable Trusts to fill the void left by discontinuation of the Census Bureau’s Consolidated Federal Funds Report after FY 2010.

July 2017, Volume 35, Issue 14

Safety Check

The National Safety Council (NSC) has released State of Safety: A State-by-State Report, which evaluates states on three measures.

April Tax Collections: Depressed and Depressing

In its most recent update, the Rockefeller Institute checks in on states’ April tax collections, since that month can make or break a state’s annual revenue estimate.

FY 2016 State Tax Revenues

The Federation of Tax Administrators provided state tax revenue rankings for fiscal year 2016, based on Census Bureau data.

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

February 2017, Volume 35, Issue 3

GAO’s Song Remains the Same

January 2017, Volume 35, Issue 2

America’s Health Rankings

January 2017, Volume 35, Issue 1

Drilling Down on State Population Changes

December 2016, Volume 34, Issue 23-24

Index of State Economic Momentum

November 2016, Volume 34, Issue 22

High School Graduation Rates

October 2016, Volume 34, Issue 20

A Review of State Tax Commissions

September 2016, Volume 34, Issue 18

Index of State Economic Momentum

September 2016, Volume 34, Issue 17

SNAP Caseloads Going Down, Down, Down