Help us change government accounting standards!

Now is the time to advocate for common-sense reforms to government accounting and financial reporting requirements. Learn more about this initiative here.

Ask the Experts: Bad accounting leads to bad decisions

Join us on February 2 at 11:30 a.m. CT for a webinar with Kevin Bronner from the University at Albany. 

Financial State of the States NOW AVAILABLE

Our eleventh annual Financial State of the States report, an analysis of the 50 states' financial health prior to the coronavirus pandemic, is now available.

US Published National Debt


The Truth


Each Taxpayer's Share: $900,000

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  • Financial State of the States 2020

    Our eleventh annual Financial State of the States report. This analysis surveys the fiscal health of the 50 states prior to the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • 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 Union 2020

    Click here to view our report on the nation's fiscal health before the coronavirus pandemic hit. 

  • 2020 Financial State of the Cities

    Our fourth annual report on the financial condition of the nation's 75 largest cities. 

  • Data-Z (formerly State Data Lab)

    Create your own chart with more than 700 data variables, including demographic, economic and financial at the federal, state, and city level.

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