US government finances still deteriorating

March 28, 2019

The U.S. government just released its annual financial report for fiscal 2018, after a shutdown delay

How 'unsustainable' will Uncle Sam’s finances be in the annual financial report coming this afternoon?

March 28, 2019

When faced with complex financial exercises, simple cues can help inform analysis.

When a Trust Fund is not to be Trusted

March 26, 2019

In theory, law and accounting should help secure a republic against tyranny. 

California Dreaming, meet Texas Tea

March 26, 2019

How do Texas city finances compare to counterparts in California?

When counting people for the Census, is more simply better?

March 19, 2019

An interesting "Get Out the Vote" campaign is underway in Illinois.

Budgeting for terrorism

March 14, 2019

Uncle Sam's insurance program, that is.

Do teacher pension plans boost the Illinois economy?

March 12, 2019

Caveat emptor applies to taxpayers, too.

How big is Illinois’ balance sheet?

March 8, 2019

Make-believe balance sheets 101

Some states are especially keen on a popular vote for U.S. President

March 4, 2019

Are states voting with their wallets?

New Illinois governor, old claim to “balanced budget”

February 21, 2019

J.B. Pritzker puts more lipstick on the Illinois pig

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