September 2019, Volume 37, Issue 18

Index of State Economic Momentum

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 third quarter of 2019, Nevada retained the top spot, while Alabama most closely approximated the national average economic performance.

September 2019, Volume 37, Issue 17

Revisiting Federal Fiscal Relief

Recent economic signals suggest that the long economic expansion following the Great Recession may be winding down. Accordingly, state fiscal observers, policy makers, and analysts are wondering what this could mean for state fiscal conditions and whether the federal government will step in to help, as it did in the previous two recessions.

August 2019, Volume 37, Issue 15-16

A Federal Budget Update

This issue of Reports summarizes the federal budget update that Federal Funds Information for States has been providing to its subscribers this summer.

July 2019, Volume 37, Issue 14

A CRS Summary of School Finance Practices

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a survey of school finance practices among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report highlights a dearth of school-level finance data at a time when there is heightened federal interest in it.

July 2019, Volume 37, Issue 13

Twenty Years On, Remembering Hal Hovey

Reprinted here is an interview Hal Hovey gave shortly before his death in October 1999, which ran in Reports Volume 17, Issue 10, plus an accounting of how well his observations have stood the test of time.

June 2019, Volume 37, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

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 second quarter of 2019, Nevada retained the top spot, while Minnesota and Alabama most closely approximated the national average economic performance.

June 2019, Volume 37, Issue 11

Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Decline

May 2019, Volume 37, Issue 10

A Teaching Penalty?

May 2019, Volume 37, Issue 9

Remembering Alice Rivlin: Sorting Out

April 2019, Volume 37, Issue 8

Camelot Components: State Solvency

April 2019, Volume 37, Issue 7

The 2019 Camelot Index

March 2019, Volume 37, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

March 2019, Volume 37, Issue 5

Gee Whiz Data: Education

February 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4

What If? (Federal Budget)

February 2019, Volume 37, Issue 3

Millennials and Boomers Go Their Own Ways

January 2019, Volume 37, Issue 2

Stress Testing States

January 2019, Volume 37, Issue 1

Disaggregating Population Changes

December 2018, Volume 36, Issue 23-24

Index of State Economic Momentum

November 2018, Volume 36, Issue 22

Assessing State Tax Systems

November 2018, Volume 36, Issue 21

The State-Federal Balance of Payments

October 2018, Volume 36, Issue 20

State Business Tax Climate

October 2018, Volume 36, Issue 19

State and Local Finances in FY 2016

September 2018, Volume 36, Issue 17

Defense Spending by State

August 2018, Volume 36, Issue 15-16

The Potential of Regional Price Parities

July 2018, Volume 36, Issue 14

About the Sales Tax

July 2018, Volume 36, Issue 13

Count Your Children Well