*States are Tennessee and Kentucky*
Jacoby and Schneider hold that expenditures are a true indicator of states priorities. Their article outlines how consistent states are or are not spending according to their stated priorities. You have examined revenue streams and the political processes of each of your states as well as the demographics of each state. Are there other issues/processes that impact the budgetary processes, especially expenditures, in your two states, how, and why? Where are they expending funds and are these fund consistent with the needs of each state? Finally, what appear to be the key factors in the decisions that the two states are making in expenditures, are they the same or different with your two states, and why?