Third wave of 2017 FSOS report now live!

See the new findings on the fiscal condition of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey and South Carolina.

New analysis of the 10 largest U.S. cities and their underlying government units

Check out our latest report on the financial health of the largest local government units in the 10 most populous U.S. cities.

What is a Taxpayer Burden?

Watch this short, animated video to learn about our Taxpayer Burden measure and what it means for citizens and taxpayers.

US Published National Debt


The Truth


Each Taxpayer's Share: $689,000

  • Underlying government units report

    TIA's new analysis of the 10 most populous U.S. cities and their largest local government units shows you're on the hook for more debt than you think.

  • 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.

  • New state reports now available!

    Have a sneak peek at this year's Financial State of the States report.

  • State Data Lab

    Compare all 50 states and the 75 most populous cities using more than 300 unique data variables.

  • 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. 

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