Oregon, Idaho, Indiana, and Florida are near to becoming “Sunshine States” as of fiscal year-end 2013.
US Published National Debt
Each year Truth in Accounting isssues a report of the financial condition of each of the 50 states. See how your state is doing.
Each year the Truth in Accounting staff collects data from every state's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
A thorough study of 518 taxing entities in Cook County, including Chicago. This June 2013 report was coauthored by John Nothdurft, the Heartland Institute, and Sheila Weinberg, CEO of TIA.
“... Governments that default on their sovereign debt could be falling victim to the absence of accrual accounting in most public sector entities, and the IFAC wants to change that. ..."
"... I just wish they would have talked to municipal auditors before making these adjustments.”
“One of the significant mysteries beclouding the increasing stagnation of constructive initiatives, emanating from both the House of Representatives and the Senate, is lack of media attention or ongoing public focus regarding the U.S. Treasury debt."
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TIA In the News
August 20, 2014
Hawaii Free Press
"Hawaii citizens deserve a better explanation of the sudden and dramatic decreases in retirement health debt than ‘the actuaries calculated it,’ stated Donna Rook, President of StateDataLab.org."
August 15, 2014
"‘SINKHOLE STATE:’ Maryland has some hefty bills to pay in the near future, and not enough money to pay them ..."
August 14, 2014
Americans For Prosperity
"Missouri continues racking up a large debt, yet few seem concerned enough to reduce spending and start using accurate accounting."