How Sweet is Your State?

Think your state is sweet? Find out where YOURS rank in Ballotpedia's Quality of Life rankings here.

New State Data Releases

This week we launched our financial reports for Maryland, Michigan, and Louisiana

Entitlement Programs

Entitlement programs: You're paying for them, but do you know what they're for? Read our latest theme in our Federal Project here

US Published National Debt


The Truth


Your Share: $274,000

State Data Lab

Top 5 States for Business by Forbes

Ever wondered if taxpayer burden affects business ranking? Find out here.

  • The Federal Project

    Our Federal Project explores various aspects of government financial reporting, and will examine a different theme each month for the next year. 

  • Bill's Blog

    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.

  • Financial State of the States

    Each year Truth in Accounting issues a report of the financial condition of each of the 50 states. See how your state is doing.

  • Denver Local Governments' Financial Condition

    What your local government is hiding: the lack of transparency in pension debt reporting in Denver area local governments


  • State Financial Data

    Each year the Truth in Accounting staff collects data from every state's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

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