Financial State of the States 2018

How did your state fare in this year's ranking? Read the full report here.

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.

Financial Transparency Score Report

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

US Published National Debt


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Each Taxpayer's Share: $689,000

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  • Report ranks New Mexico very low in financial transparency

    December 7, 2018
    KRWG Radio (NPR)

    A recent report by Truth In Accounting ranks New Mexico low when it comes to financial transparency. Sheila Weinberg, Founder and CEO of Truth In Accounting shares why the state scored one of the lowest in the country. 

  • Connecticut ranked 49th for fiscal health

    December 6, 2018
    Yankee Institute for Public Policy

    Governor-elect Ned Lamont will face a daunting task when he and fellow Democratic lawmakers assume full control of the state’s finances in January, according to a newly released report by Truth in Accounting.

  • 2018 Awards

    December 6, 2018
    City of Irvine, California

    The City of Irvine in 2018, for a second straight year, has been ranked No. 1 in fiscal strength. The Truth in Accounting ranking of America’s 75 largest cities calculated the funds that would be left over after the bills are paid. Irvine was given a surplus score of $5,200 per taxpayer, earning the distinction as the most fiscally healthy large city in the United States. Truth in Accounting is a nonprofit that looks at public agencies’ fiscal practices.

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