US Published National Debt
Each year Truth in Accounting issues a report of the financial condition of each of the 50 states. Click here for our latest 2015 data to see how your state is doing.
Bill Bergman serves as TIA's Director of Research. He is responsible for managing TIA's federal project and State Data Lab's data base. Bergman spent 13 years as an economist and policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
We analyzed the financial conditions of the 20 largest US cities. See how they rank here.
Our Federal Project explores various aspects of government financial reporting, and will examine a different theme each month for the next year.
Each year Truth in Accounting issues a report of the financial condition of each of the 50 states. Click here for our latest 2014 data to see how your state is doing.
December 7, 2016
Includes "... Bill Bergman, research director for the Chicago-based nonprofit government watchdog group Truth in Accounting, says the private sector wouldn't put up with HUD-style accounting.
December 5, 2016
By Heather Knight, includes “…A new report from Truth in Accounting, a nonpartisan think tank, used last year’s statements of net position for the 20 biggest cities in the country and found San Francisco was the fifth worst when it comes to taxpayer burden.
November 30, 2016
Includes "... Over the next six years, Illinois' government expects to spend annually, on average, roughly $41.2 billion while only bringing in about $34.8 billion.
December 7, 2016
By Jon Cassidy, Watchdog.org, includes "... Pension funds traditionally avoided not just leverage but volatility of any sort, so as not to expose taxpayers to the cost of their mistakes.
December 6, 2016
... An important part of healing is that the truth be told. ...
December 1, 2016
Includes "... It is understandable that elderly people are worried about the latest pension system reform bill.
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