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Tennessee ranks No. 30 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Tennessee was rated 30th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Tennessee ranked 23rd most affected by government shutdown

Tennessee ranked No. 23 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Nashville ranks 14th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Nashville, Tenn., ranks 14th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Tennessee ranked No. 16 in 2019 business climate index

Tennessee finished at No. 16 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Knoxville area has 12th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Knoxville area was nearly 9,800 in the third quarter of 2018, a 627-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Tennessee posts 10th highest drop in food stamps participants

Tennessee ranked No. 10 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Tennessee not on track to tax online sales

Tennessee is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Tennessee posted 13th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Tennessee ranked No. 13 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: UTK athletes No. 1 in Tennessee for economic impact

University of Tennessee-Knoxville sports programs brought in $267,547 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Tennessee that year, according to a Tennessee Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Tennessee posted 27th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Add Teaser hereAmong the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Tennessee ranked No. 27 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Tennessee posted 2nd lowest individual income tax rate in 2018

Tennessee ranked No. 43 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Tennessee gets ‘B’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Tennessee ranked No. 7 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Tennessee ranked No. V5 in average charitable giving

Tennessee residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $8,644 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Tusculum College has most student athletes in Tennessee

Tusculum College ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Tennessee Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Tennessee has highest home vacancy rate in nation

Tennessee posted the highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

4 Tennessee Sears and Kmart stores to close in March

Sears and Kmart stores in Tennessee will close their doors in March as part of the parent company’s restructuring plans, Sears Holdings Corp. said this week.

Tennessee’s population rose 0.9% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Tennessee’s population increased by 61,216, or 0.9 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Nashville 60% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Nashville is $213.81, 60 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

Analysis: Home affordability in Wilson County tanks

​Wilson County had the lowest home affordability index in Tennessee in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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