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  • Tennessee Needs at Least $49.8 Billion of Public Infrastructure Improvements

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 08:34am

    NASHVILLE—Tennessee needs at least $49.8 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2017 to June 2022—a $5 billion (11.1%) increase from the year before—according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). Improvements needed for Transportation and Utilities, Education, and Health, Safety, and Welfare infrastructure continue to account for most of the inventory, with Education and Transportation and Utilities infrastructure needs responsible for most of the reported increase this year. More than two-thirds of the estimated cost of needed infrastructure improvements included in this year’s report is not funded, unchanged from last year.

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  • State Advisory Commission Helps Tennessee Earn "A" for Budget Transparency

    Monday, January 28, 2019 | 01:58pm

    Tennessee is one of only three states to receive an A for Transparency in State Budgeting from the prestigious Volker Alliance in its second annual report on Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting: PREVENTING THE NEXT FISCAL CRISIS. That’s up from a B the previous year thanks to the work of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).

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  • Tennessee Needs at Least $45 Billion of Public Infrastructure Improvements

    Monday, February 05, 2018 | 09:36am

    NASHVILLE—Tennessee needs at least $45 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2016 to June 2021—a $2 billion (4.7%) increase from the year before—according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). Improvements needed for Transportation and Utilities, Education, and Health, Safety, and Welfare infrastructure continue to account for most of the inventory, with Education and Health, Safety, and Welfare infrastructure needs responsible for most of the reported increase this year. More than two-thirds of the estimated cost of needed infrastructure improvements included in this year’s report is not funded, a slight increase from last year. Looking ahead, it is possible that the annual inventory on which TACIR’s report is based could assist local communities in obtaining federal funding under eligibility guidelines included in preliminary discussions of President Trump’s infrastructure plan.

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  • Tennessee Needs at Least $43.4 Billion of Public Infrastructure Improvements

    Friday, May 26, 2017 | 10:48am

    NASHVILLE—Tennessee needs at least $43.4 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2015 to June 2020 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). The need for public infrastructure improvements as reported by state and local officials is up $3 billion (7.4%) compared with the year before. Improvements needed for Transportation and Utilities, Education, and Health, Safety, and Welfare types of infrastructure continue to account for most of the inventory, with Education and Health, Safety, and Welfare infrastructure needs responsible for most of the reported increase this year. As in last year’s inventory, nearly two-thirds of the estimated cost of needed infrastructure improvements reported in this year’s inventory is not funded.

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  • Tennessee Needs at Least $41.5 Billion of Public Infrastructure Improvements

    Friday, September 09, 2016 | 11:59am

    NASHVILLE—Tennessee needs at least $41.5 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of 2014-2019 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). The need for public infrastructure improvements as reported by state and local officials is down $299 million (0.7%) compared with the year before, mainly because of a $611 million decrease in the Transportation and Utilities category that was driven by $1 billion in decreased costs for road projects already in the inventory.

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