Malloy’s budget, same old, same old

February 17, 2017 | West Hartford News (Connecticut)

Op-ed by Don Pesci, includes “… Just how burdensome is the average Connecticut taxpayer’s load?

Americans deserve to know the truth about government spending

February 9, 2017 | The Hill

Op-ed by Sheila Weinberg, includes “Treasury Department accounting is a daunting subject for outside analysis, and as a result, most of us take the government at its word when it comes to financial reporting.

Taxpayer burden shows why Colorado Springs is fiscally conservative

February 8, 2017 | Colorado Politics

By Joey Bunch, includes “Colorado Springs earns its fiscally conservative reputation, with the 15th lowest taxpayer burden among the country’s 50 most populous cities, according to a new report by the nonprofit Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Fleming: Texas not as conservative as advertised

February 7, 2017 | Longview News-Journal

By Glenn Evans, includes “One of the state's top conservative voices brought sobering words Monday to people who believe Texas is a fiscally conservative, low-tax state.

Chicago Public Schools bogus “balanced” budget

February 3, 2017 | Chicago Now

By Dennis Byrne, includes “The Chicago Public Schools keep saying its budget is balanced, but it keeps spending more than it takes in.

Rauner to deliver his third State of the State Address

January 25, 2017 | IL News Network

'We’re going to have a State of the State Address, and we don’t have audited financial statements for much of the period that he’s talking about — so we’d appreciate more timely reporting from the state of Illinois,' he said."

Connecticut's broken cities: laying the conditions for growth in poor urban communities

January 20, 2017 | Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Manhattan Institute

By Stephen Eide, includes "... This report - produced in partnership with Manhattan Institute for Policy Research - is especially timely given that the city of Hartford will likely face bankruptcy unless the state intervenes in the coming months.

Many federal financial books are so sloppy they can't be audited

January 19, 2017 |

By Johnny Kampis, includes "...The agency couldn't even express an opinion on the balance sheets because of the weak financial reporting.

Ignore meaningless ‘budget’ numbers in Illinois fiscal debate

January 17, 2017 | Wirepoints Illinois

Comment on article includes “… Somewhere along the line government needs to learn that a cash flow projection document is not a budget. …”

Financial state of the cities – Truth in Accounting

January 13, 2017 | Wirepoints Illinois News

Links to our new study, with the comment “Good news – we’re only second to last!”

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