How big is your federal government? How many programs does it run?

August 5, 2020

The "Federal Program Inventory" -- a long-lost effort to identify waste and inefficiency in the federal government.

The Federal Program Inventory: Rehabbing a long-lost train wreck

Bill Bergman | August 5, 2020

Truth in Accounting has released its report on efforts to have the federal government complete an accounting project Congress called for years ago: The Federal Program Inventory.

A glimpse of GASB

August 3, 2020

An infographic that dives into the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

New Zealand 74, USA 6

July 30, 2020

New Zealand's "All-Blacks" set the standard on the rugby pitch. New Zealand's government does the same thing on the financial field.

Can citizens benefit from ‘value investing’ analysis of their governments?

July 29, 2020

Paul B. Kazarian will uproot some misconceptions about US government finances in our August 4 webinar.

Summary of special briefing on how cities and counties are coping with COVID-19’s fiscal shock

July 22, 2020

Summary of special briefing on how cities and counties are coping with COVID-19’s fiscal shock

Paul B. Kazarian will join us for our next ‘Ask the Experts’ webinar August 4

July 22, 2020

There will be a few sparks in our next 'fireside chat.' 

Why are 22 states suing the U.S. Department of Education?

July 16, 2020

Those 22 states tend to a) have higher student debt on average, b) be in worse financial shape, c) have more lawyers per capita, d) be more heavily unionized, and e) vote Democratic.

You can pay me now, or pay me later

July 15, 2020

Short-term gain for long-term pain.

The wealthy and retired are flocking to these five states

July 15, 2020

For this year's delayed Tax Day, we're taking a look at new IRS data. Each year, the IRS reports the migration of tax returns, exemptions and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for each state.

Governor JB Pritzker certifies that the State of Illinois is ‘not insolvent’

July 8, 2020

... in order to get a $1.2 billion emergency loan from the Federal Reserve.

Financial State of Chicago 2019

July 8, 2020

Truth in Accounting's annual report on the financial state of Chicago. 

Letter: Federal aid to state and local governments

July 7, 2020

Truth in Accounting joins more than 30 organizations to urge common-sense steps for federal aid to state and local governments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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