Guest Writer Local Economy
Can data and statisics help politicians make wiser decisions?
Spring is here. Flowers are popping up, leaves are popping out, but neighbors are not popping in. The COVID19 virus has seen to that.Spring is…
The big question is: What will we learn from this world-wide catastrophe? Can we use these days of enforced idleness as a foundation for improving our lives, not just returning to what was, but developing what should be?
State Senator Barry Ballyhoo called last week.
We open with a report from the cheery folks at the Tax Foundation who discovered, in the depths of data from the Bureau of the Census, federal aid was 38 percent of Indiana’s total state general revenue in FY 2017 (the most recent year of data available). The national figure was a mere 23 percent. Indiana ranks tenth highest among the 50 states in reliance on federal funding.