NEW Financial Transparency Score

To encourage transparent and accurate government financial information, we've created a Financial Transparency Score report.

Financial State of the States NOW AVAILABLE

Our eleventh annual Financial State of the States report, an analysis of the 50 states' financial health prior to the coronavirus pandemic, is now available.

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: $889,000

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  • Financial State of the States 2020

    Our eleventh annual Financial State of the States report. This analysis surveys the fiscal health of the 50 states prior to the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • 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 State of the Union 2020

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

  • 2020 Financial State of the Cities

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

  • 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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