Comparing Illinois to its neighbors on outbound migration

January 21, 2021

Making pretty pictures, and not-so-pretty-pictures, on our Data-Z website.

National debt grew 39 percent under Trump

Sheila Weinberg | January 19, 2021

As Trump ends his term as President of the United States, he leaves behind quite the legacy. Included in his legacy will be a $7.7 trillion increase in the national debt, which amounts to almost $24,000 per person. This represents a 39 percent increase.

Interstate migration trends: What’s going on?

January 14, 2021

Where are people moving -- and why?

Resource guide for corporate alternative minimum tax proposals

January 13, 2021

Should companies pay taxes on the profits they report to their shareholders, not what they report to the IRS? interviews Truth In Accounting about debunking false government reports

January 4, 2021

Spirit Rosenberg from interviewed Truth In Accounting as part of their ' Talks With...' podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.

Citizens deserve the truth about government finances

Sheila Weinberg | December 18, 2020

At a time when state and local governments have to make tough choices due to COVID-related budget shortfalls and the federal government is contemplating more aid in another stimulus package, citizens deserve to know the extent of their governments’ financial troubles now more than ever. 

Reform GASB accounting standards

December 1, 2020

Truth in Accounting is in the midst of its biggest-ever campaign for accountability and transparency in governmental accounting. For the next few months, we will be dedicating the Friday edition of Morning Call to our focus on challenging the Governmental Accounting Standards Board to revise their standards for government accounting and financial reporting.

Illinois Governor Pritzker makes $2 billion Thanksgiving Eve announcement

November 30, 2020

Paying down a billion-dollar bill backlog with borrowing forbidden to "insolvent" entities.

Did states vote their wallets in the vote for President?

November 10, 2020

States don't vote for people, people vote for people.

Why I'm leaving Chicago and Illinois

Courtney Fox | October 29, 2020

Our strategic communications and operations manager Courtney Fox explains why she's moving out of state. 

David Walker pens valuable new warning about federal government finances

October 29, 2020

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker is still providing fiscal leadership.

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.

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