Watch now: How to read your government's CAFR

A government's comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) can be long and confusing. We break down the important sections in this new video. 

New OPEB database now available!

Truth in Accounting has launched a new database detailing the financial condition of other post-employment benefit plans in all 50 states.

Read the newest Financial State of the Cities report

Click here to learn more about the true financial condition of the nation's 75 largest cities.

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  • 2019 Financial State of the Cities

    Read the newest report on the fiscal health of the 75 largest U.S. cities.

  • 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: Financial State of the States 2018

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

  • Financial Transparency Score Report

    New TIA analysis issues scores to all 50 states based on how transparent they are with their finances.

  • State Data Lab

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

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