Sheila Weinberg's response to Illinois' late report

Our Founder & CEO Sheila Weinberg responds to Illinois' extremely tardy comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Read more. 

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

NEW report on the Financial State of Chicago

Our new report on the Financial State of Chicago found that the city is more than $34.4 billion in debt and needs $38,100 from each taxpayer. Read more. 

US Published National Debt


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Each Taxpayer's Share: $779,000

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  • NEW Financial State of Chicago

    New report on the Financial State of Chicago finds that the city's financial condition worsened by $2 billion compared to the previous year. 

  • 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.

  • City Combined Taxpayer Burden Report 2019

    Truth in Accounting's new analysis of the 10 largest U.S. cities that includes their underlying government units. 

  • 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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