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

Thirty-eight states saw the enrollment of children in their Medicaid and CHIP programs decline between December 2017 and December 2018.

On Merit and Need

The Education Commission of the States (ECS) has released a 50-state comparison of student aid programs.

May 2019, Volume 37, Issue 10

A Teaching Penalty?

An updated report finds that teachers face a wage penalty compared to other professionals, which is only partly offset by a fringe benefits advantage.

How to Adjust the Official Poverty Measure

A recent request by a federal agency is purportedly intended to gather information to inform a future decision, but some observers see a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

May 2019, Volume 37, Issue 9

Remembering Alice Rivlin: Sorting Out

Alice Rivlin passed away earlier this month. To honor her memory, this issue of Reports revisits her "sorting out" proposal from Reviving the American Dream.

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

June 2018, Volume 18, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

June 2018, Volume 36, Issue 11

Are Opioids the New Tobacco?

May 2018, Volume 36, Issue 10

On Population Trends and Housing Costs