February 2024, Volume 42, Issue 3

Assessing Child Well-Being

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.

Medicaid and Medicare Populations by State

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.

Love, American Style

Two charts display marriage and divorce rates for each state in 2021.

January 2024, Volume 42, Issue 2

Most State-Local Tax Systems are Regressive

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.

January 2024, Volume 42, Issue 1

The Continuum of State Fiscal Stress

The FY 2023 continuum shows strong state fiscal conditions that were similar to recent years, with only minimal evidence of fiscal stress.

State Tax Changes in 2024

The Tax Foundation provided a roundup of states that are ringing in the new year with tax changes.

December 2023, Volume 41, Issue 24

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 final update of 2023, Florida claimed the top spot, while Delaware and Nebraska most closely approximated the national average economic performance.

December 2023, Volume 41, Issue 23

Food Insecurity and WIC Participation

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 WIC Warning

A new report cautions that current funding for WIC is insufficient to meet higher participation and rising costs.

November 2023, Volume 41, Issue 22

The Troubled Highway Trust Fund

In recent testimony, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that balances in the Highway Trust Fund will run dry in 2028.

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

March 2023, Volume 41, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

March 2023, Volume 41, Issue 5

Canaries in the Coal Mine

February 2023, Volume 41, Issue 4

What States Learned from History

February 2023, Volume 41, Issue 3

Medicare, Medicaid, and the Intersection of the Two

January 2023, Volume 41, Issue 2

New Criteria Lead to Rise in Rural Share of Population

January 2023, Volume 41, Issue 1

Do States Need More Federal Oversight?