NEW 2019 Financial Transparency Score

Our new report that scores each state government based on how transparent they are to the public about their finances. Read the full report. 

Financial State of the States NOW AVAILABLE

Our tenth annual Financial State of the States report, a nationwide analysis of the most recent state government financial information, is now available. 

Federal data now available on State Data Lab

We have expanded our State Data Lab to offer federal data in addition to city and state data that is already available to users. Explore the database

US Published National Debt

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The Truth

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Each Taxpayer's Share: $791,000

Explore our database at https://www.statedatalab.org
 
  • Financial State of the States 2019

    Our tenth annual Financial State of the States report, a nationwide analysis of the most recent state government financial information. 

     
  • 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 Transparency Score 2019

    Our new report that scores each state government based on how transparent they are to the public about their finances using best practices from the private sector. 

     
  • Financial State of the Union

    Read our newest report on the Financial State of the Union, which found that the financial condition of the U.S. government worsened by $3.9 trillion in 2018.

     
  • State Data Lab

    Choose between more than 650 data variables, including demographic, economic and financial at the federal, state, and city level to create your own chart.

     
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