May 2024, Volume 42, Issue 9

Pondering the Future of State-Federal Fiscal Relations

The last four years in state-federal fiscal relations have been unprecedented, but those days are over. What factors will inform these relations in the coming years, including the prospects for fiscal assistance should a recession occur?

April 2024, Volume 42, Issue 8

The State-Federal Balance of Payments in 2022

A perennial area of interest among observers of state-federal fiscal relations is whether a given state is a net donor or net recipient in its terms of trade with the federal government. Every state was a net recipient in federal fiscal year 2021, but the latest report from New York’s Office of the State Comptroller shows that things have started to shift back to how they were pre-pandemic.

April 2024, Volume 42, Issue 7

Assessing Post-Pandemic Tax Cuts

In the wake of historic levels of tax cutting, observers have weighed in on the virtues and shortcomings of the types of actions states have taken.

March 2024, Volume 42, Issue 6

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 first update of 2024, South Carolina claimed the top spot, while Alabama most closely approximated the national average economic performance.

March 2024, Volume 42, Issue 5

Roadway Fatalities Decline but Remain High

Initial estimates show fatalities declined in 2023 but remained higher than pre-pandemic.

Funding K-12 Education

The Education Commission of the States recently released a summary of state provisions governing K-12 funding.

Grocery Taxes Bite the Dust in More States

State sales taxes on groceries are quickly disappearing. Is that a good thing?

February 2024, Volume 42, Issue 4

Crossing State Lines to Learn

There has been a notable increase in the share of out-of-state students attending public research universities over the past 20 years. What are the consequences?

Tackling Medical Debt

Medical debt poses a staggering burden for many Americans. Some states are taking action to address the problem.

February 2024, Volume 42, Issue 3

Assessing Child Well-Being

January 2024, Volume 42, Issue 2

Most State-Local Tax Systems are Regressive

January 2024, Volume 42, Issue 1

The Continuum of State Fiscal Stress

December 2023, Volume 41, Issue 24

Index of State Economic Momentum

December 2023, Volume 41, Issue 23

Food Insecurity and WIC Participation

November 2023, Volume 41, Issue 22

The Troubled Highway Trust Fund

November 2023, Volume 41, Issue 21

Tracking Medicaid Disenrollments

October 2023, Volume 41, Issue 20

BEA Examines Distribution of State Personal Income

October 2023, Volume 41, Issue 19

Defense Spending by State in 2022

September 2023, Volume 41, Issue 18

Index of State Economic Momentum

September 2023, Volume 41, Issue 17

Labor Market Recovery Since the Pandemic, Four Ways

August 2023, Volume 41, Issue 15-16

The 2023 Camelot Index

July 2023, Volume 41, Issue 14

On the Road to Transportation Electrification

July 2023, Volume 41, Issue 13

State and Local Revenue in FY 2021

June 2023, Volume 41, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

June 2023, Volume 41, Issue 11

State Budget Process Quality Index

May 2023, Volume 41, Issue 10

A Father’s Day Homage

May 2023, Volume 41, Issue 9

To the Seniors Go the Spoils

April 2023, Volume 41, Issue 8

Everyone’s a Winner

April 2023, Volume 41, Issue 7

The Great Unwinding