US Published National Debt
We have begun launching this year's new state financial reports.
See the list here for states with new data here.
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 ten 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.
May 3, 2016
Accounting standards that give carte blanche to "cash and cash equivalents," assuming they are safe and hold unchanging value, are at odds with market discipline.
May 2, 2016
Illinois is a state famous for its strong union presence, but how does it stack up to the rest of the region?
April 29, 2016
The most important thing for many members is to portray government's long-term commitments in a creative way.
May 6, 2016
As it gears up for a possible strike, the Chicago Teachers Union has some new ideas about how to help Chicago Public Schools.
May 6, 2016
The estimated aggregate funding deficit in pension plans sponsored by S&P 1500 companies jumped to $504 billion as of April 30.
May 5, 2016
Federal government employees enjoy pure defined-benefit pensions that promise relatively generous benefits to a large current and former workforce.
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