March 28, 2019
The U.S. government just released its annual financial report for fiscal 2018, after a shutdown delay
When faced with complex financial exercises, simple cues can help inform analysis.
March 26, 2019
How do Texas city finances compare to counterparts in California?
March 19, 2019
An interesting "Get Out the Vote" campaign is underway in Illinois.
March 14, 2019
Uncle Sam's insurance program, that is.
March 12, 2019
Caveat emptor applies to taxpayers, too.
March 8, 2019
Make-believe balance sheets 101
March 4, 2019
Are states voting with their wallets?
Josh Shaffer | February 22, 2019
Chicago’s inherited debt problem has wounded the city in recent years; our elected officials have financially “kicked the can” down the road for so long that this election could result in the popping of a fragile fiscal bubble.
February 21, 2019
J.B. Pritzker puts more lipstick on the Illinois pig
February 18, 2019
Depends on your frame of reference.
January 29, 2019
Not just good results -- any results at all.
January 24, 2019
CPS financial results deteriorated last year, in contrast to messaging