November 2020, Volume 38, Issue 21

The 2020 Census: What’s at Stake?

More than $1.5 trillion in annual federal spending relies on Census-derived data.

Going to Pot

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, including four states that voted in favor of legalization this month.

October 2020, Volume 38, Issue 20

Transfer Payments and Second Quarter Personal Income

The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released data showing the effects of pandemic response programs on state personal income.

Ascendant Energy Sources

The country is moving away from coal and toward natural gas and renewable energy, but the rate of transition is uneven across the states.

The Perilous State of UI Trust Funds

Many states have been forced to take out loans to cover their unemployment insurance claims this year.

October 2020, Volume 38, Issue 19

State and Local Finances in FY 2018

The Census Bureau has released its state and local finance series for fiscal year 2018, which allows an apples-to-apples comparison of tax structures and burdens among the states. This issue highlights the new revenue data.

September 2020, Volume 38, Issue 18

Index of State Economic Momentum

The Index of State Economic Momentum ranks states based on their most recent performance on three key measures of economic vitality: personal income growth, employment growth, and population growth. Reports updates the index each quarter. In this update, Idaho remained in the top spot, while Minnesota most closely approximated the national average economic performance.

September 2020, Volume 38, Issue 17

Potential Applications of Regional Price Parities

The Bureau of Economic Analysis has published 2018 state cost of living estimates and their impacts on state per capita income. Apart from being fascinating, these Regional Price Parities offer the possibility of tailoring federal policies to states’ unique circumstances.

August 2020, Volume 38, Issue 15-16

A Federal Budget Update

Most years, Reports dedicates this issue to sharing the federal budget update it has been providing at various annual meetings. Even though we’re grounded by the pandemic this year, the show must go on.

July 2020, Volume 38, Issue 14

The Value of Added FMAP

July 2020, Volume 38, Issue 13

Stress Test Update

June 2020, Volume 38, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

June 2020, Volume 38, Issue 11

Camelot Components: State Solvency

May 2020, Volume 38, Issue 10

COVID-19 Job Losses: The Dominoes Begin to Fall

May 2020, Volume 38, Issue 9

A Reality Check on Federal Fiscal Assistance

April 2020, Volume 38, Issue 8

The 2020 Camelot Index

April 2020, Volume 38, Issue 7

Stress-Testing in a Pandemic: The Moment of Truth

March 2020, Volume 38, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

March 2020, Volume 38, Issue 5

Opioid Funding by State

February 2020, Volume 38, Issue 4

Budget Process Challenges

February 2020, Volume 38, Issue 3

A Federal Budget Refresher

January 2020, Volume 38, Issue 2

Federal Spending Per $1 of Taxes Paid

January 2020, Volume 38, Issue 1

New Year, New Minimum Wages

December 2019, Volume 37, Issue 23-24

Index of State Economic Momentum

November 2019, Volume 37, Issue 22

Gee Whiz Data: Sin Taxes

November 2019, Volume 37, Issue 21

State and Local Finances in FY 2017

October 2019, Volume 37, Issue 19

Disaster Relief, Fiscal Capacity, and Total Taxable Resources

September 2019, Volume 37, Issue 18

Index of State Economic Momentum