The scariest zombie state governments walking among us on Halloween

October 27, 2020

Who might be "gambling for resurrection" with taxpayer money?

Sheila Weinberg interviews Bobby Rand, a former senior staffer for the New Jersey State Treasurer's office and Local Bond Issuer Manager

Sheila Weinberg | October 23, 2020

Sheila Weinberg interviews Bobby Rand, a former senior staffer for the New Jersey State Treasurer's office and Local Bond Issuer Manager.

Illinois' and Chicago's budget gimmicks

Sheila Weinberg | October 21, 2020

This year every city and state in America is struggling with acute fiscal shortfalls. Illinois estimated a budget deficit of $6 billion and Chicago’s budget deficit is expected to be $2 billion. 

California receives Tortoise Award for untimely financial report

October 20, 2020

Truth in Accounting is awarding the state of California with its Tortoise award for the slow publication of its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

Eleven years of the Financial State of the States

Sheila Weinberg | October 5, 2020

Last month, Truth in Accounting released the eleventh edition of our flagship Financial State of the States report. I cannot believe it's been 11 years since we began this endeavor to bring citizens truthful and timely government financial information. 

A glimpse of the Financial State of the States

September 23, 2020

An infographic offering a glimpse into our new Financial State of the States report. 

Thirty-nine states ill-prepared for coronavirus pandemic

September 22, 2020

The 2020 Financial State of the States report surveys the fiscal health of the 50 states prior to the coronavirus pandemic. This data is released today by Truth in Accounting (TIA), a think tank that analyzes government financial reporting.

Financial State of the States 2020

September 22, 2020

Our eleventh annual Financial State of the States report. This analysis surveys the fiscal health of the 50 states prior to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Should the federal government double down on financial assistance for states? What if it can’t?

September 15, 2020

The power to print money isn't infinite.

Cleaning up nuclear contamination costs a lot of money – and the costs are mushrooming

September 10, 2020

An issue illuminating the difference between cash and accrual-based deficits.

Yes, Illinois is an ‘extreme outlier’

September 1, 2020

Have you seen the movie "The Big Short?"

Congressional Oversight Commission to scrutinize Fed’s ‘Municipal Liquidity Facility’ in upcoming hearings

August 31, 2020

Was Illinois an 'eligible issuer' when it received a $1.2 billion loan from the Fed?

Crises, lobbying, and migration: Lessons from 2009 for pandemic/lockdown bailout debates

August 27, 2020

"Rent-Seeking" isn't just about apartments.

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