New Financial State of the States report out now!

How did your state fare in this year's ranking? Read the full report here.

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.

Land of Liabilities: How to address Illinois' constitutional pension crisis

Join Truth in Accounting and DePaul University's Keeley Center for Financial Services on Monday, Nov. 5 for a free discussion on Illinois' pension crisis.

US Published National Debt


The Truth


Each Taxpayer's Share: $689,000

  • New: Financial State of the States 2018

    Click here to read Truth in Accounting's newest Financial State of the States report.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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