Updated February 20, 2024: Two data errors in the table on page 3 have been corrected.
Since 1990, the Casey Foundation has released an annual data book, KIDS COUNT, which ranks states on a host of measures to assess child well-being.
A new release includes data on the number of people enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid as a share of each state’s population in 2021.
Two charts display marriage and divorce rates for each state in 2021.
A recent report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy evaluates state-local tax systems in terms of the burdens they place on low-income families relative to better-off families.
The FY 2023 continuum shows strong state fiscal conditions that were similar to recent years, with only minimal evidence of fiscal stress.
The Tax Foundation provided a roundup of states that are ringing in the new year with tax changes.
The Index of State Economic Momentum 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 final update of 2023, Florida claimed the top spot, while Delaware and Nebraska most closely approximated the national average economic performance.
Two recent studies from the Department of Agriculture examine food insecurity in 2022 and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in 2021.
A new report cautions that current funding for WIC is insufficient to meet higher participation and rising costs.
In recent testimony, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that balances in the Highway Trust Fund will run dry in 2028.
Tracking Medicaid Disenrollments
BEA Examines Distribution of State Personal Income
Defense Spending by State in 2022
Index of State Economic Momentum
Labor Market Recovery Since the Pandemic, Four Ways
The 2023 Camelot Index
On the Road to Transportation Electrification
State and Local Revenue in FY 2021
State Budget Process Quality Index
A Father’s Day Homage
To the Seniors Go the Spoils
Everyone’s a Winner
The Great Unwinding
Canaries in the Coal Mine
What States Learned from History
Medicare, Medicaid, and the Intersection of the Two
New Criteria Lead to Rise in Rural Share of Population
Do States Need More Federal Oversight?