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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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  • The fiscal challenge facing US

    February 22, 2019

    “In this webinar, Truth in Accounting's Director of Research Bill Bergman gives background on why the financial report is important in relation to the U.S. Constitution and walks students through the most important sections of the financial report. … the Financial Report of the U.S. Government for 2018 has not yet been released.”

  • Analysis: Washington, D.C. ranks 3rd among largest U.S. cities with sufficient funds to pay off debts

    February 20, 2019
    DC Business Daily

    The nonprofit group, which promotes financial transparency in government, gave Washington, D.C. a grade of "B" for its fiscal policies. The amount of revenue the city has available to pay its bills is $900 million, which provides a surplus of $3,300 per taxpayer after all bills are paid, according to the analysis.

  • Report: Twin Cities receive C grades for fiscal health

    February 19, 2019
    Minnesota Watchdog

    “… In order to appear to balance budgets, TIA notes, elected officials 'have not included the true costs of the government in their budget calculations and have pushed costs onto future taxpayers.' … No cities received an 'A' grade. Twelve cities received a 'B;' 24, including the Twin Cities, received a 'C;' 31 a 'D;' and eight failed.”

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