Ask the Experts: Deficits do matter

Register for our Aug. 4 webinar with Paul B. Kazarian.

NEW: Financial State of Chicago

Our new analysis of the latest available audited financial statements found that Chicago is $36.4 billion in debt. View the full report.

Introducing Data-Z

State Data Lab is now Data-Z, a database of more than 700 data series for states, cities, and the federal government. Explore the database.

US Published National Debt


The Truth


Each Taxpayer's Share: $864,000

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  • Financial State of the Union 2020

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

  • 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.

  • 2020 Financial State of the Cities

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

  • 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. 

  • 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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