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.

Wisconsin’s Walworth County zeroes out outstanding municipal debt

December 5, 2018 | Wisconsin Watchdog

It's rare to find a U.S. municipality that's debt-free, but that’s something Walworth County in Wisconsin has been able to accomplish.

Utah gets a score of 85 on financial transparency

December 4, 2018 | Utah Business Daily

Utah earned above-average marks for its system of making annual budgetary data available to residents, according to a study by the Chicago-based policy institute Truth in Accounting (TIA).

America needs more accountants in Congress

December 3, 2018 | The Hill

It’s well known that the demographics of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives don’t proportionally reflect the American population, with a heavy under-representation of some groups, such as women and people of color.

Debt Transparency Act

Report: Since recession, 10 states, including Illinois, operate at structural deficits

November 30, 2018 | Watchdog.org

A new report by Pew Trusts points to economic improvement for states overall, but highlights ten – including Illinois – whose expenses still exceed their revenues ten years after the Great Recession.

Report: Vermont among worst states when it comes to fiscal transparency

November 29, 2018 | True North Reports (Vermont)

More than one third of state governments are doing a good job with fiscal transparency, a new report released by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Truth in Accounting (TIA) indicates. The report, which evaluated the transparency of state government finances, found the remaining two-thirds in need of improvements.

Illinois gets score of 72 on financial transparency

November 29, 2018 | Illinois Business Daily

Illinois earned subpar marks for its system of making annual budgetary data available to residents, according to a study by the Chicago-based policy institute Truth in Accounting (TIA).

An opportunity to make government debt more transparent

November 28, 2018 | The American Spectator

Fiscal hawks hope to see reforms in accounting standards for state and local governments that would increase the transparency of their debt.

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