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May 22, 2017
Repeated decisions by state officials have left the state with a staggering debt burden of $63.6 billion, according to Truth in Accounting's (TIA) analysis of the most recent financial filings for 2016.
May 19, 2017
The bottom line is that New York would need more than $20,000 from each of its taxpayers to pay all of its bills, so it has received an F for its finances from Truth in Accounting.
May 17, 2017
Government spending watchdog Truth In Accounting puts each individual household’s government debt at more than $50,000.
May 23, 2017
The additional contribution by governments, via taxpayers, could be as much as three times the current rate.
May 23, 2017
But then the budget assumes $2 trillion in higher revenue from growth in order to achieve balance after ten years.
May 18, 2017
Lastly, it has never been more important to ensure appropriate funding for a scheme in good years, as the bad years may well come.
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