Discover 5 Zombie States in a haunted house

Adani Samat | October 26, 2021

TIA video by Adani Samat, text intro includes “Watch the video above for the 5 scariest zombie states according Truth in Accounting's Zombie Index.” This index identifies states that may have incentives to pursue riskier investment strategies for employee retirement benefit plans."

Look out for Zombie States – not only on Halloween

October 25, 2021

Are public pension systems 'gambling for resurrection?'

Counting heads gets harder during a pandemic - unless it gets easier

October 20, 2021

Money and power draw political forces like bees on honey.

Congress’ limitless credit card: Social Security and the debt limit

Truth in Accounting | October 18, 2021

Truth in Accounting’s “Ask the Experts” webinar last Thursday, text intro reads “Watch a recording of Truth in Accounting's virtual event discussing Congress' debt limit and social security. With Chuck Chokel, TIA Board Member and former Co-CEO of Progressive Corp., and Sheila Weinberg, CEO and Founder of TIA, we also discuss the newly released Financial State of The Union 2021.”

Fun/Scary reader feedback of the day

October 5, 2021

Silence can speak loudly.

Illinois and Iowa – the Mutt and Jeff of ‘balanced budgets’

September 28, 2021

One state walks the talk, and earns the trust of its citizens. The other one doesn't.

Majority of state finances worsened during beginning of pandemic

September 28, 2021


Financial State of the States 2021

September 28, 2021

Truth in Accounting's twelfth annual Financial State of the States report, a nationwide analysis of the most recent state government financial information.

Chicago in debt despite balanced budget and federal aid

Sheila Weinberg | September 21, 2021

Yesterday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposed her fiscal year 2022 budget for the city of Chicago. Thanks to the much anticipated federal aid, Lightfoot has proposed several shiny new programs while not increasing taxes. But the city was deep into debt long before the pandemic started.

Social Security – flooding the airwaves with deceptive messages?

September 14, 2021

How many radio stations are they paying to run these ads?

When up is down: A post-Labor Day look at public-sector unions and pension funding

September 7, 2021

Strong union states have worse, not better, public sector pension funding.

Social Security, Medicare Trustees’ reports suggest further deterioration in the ‘true’ national debt

Bill Bergman | September 2, 2021

Includes “… the report included a notable continuing omission – names for the two public trustees. .. Perhaps we could take this as an opportunity to truly advance the independence of the public trustee positions. Rather than choose ‘members of different political parties’ (Republicans or Democrats), this could be a good time to cement nonpartisan, rather than bipartisan, public trusteeship.”

Broke Social security

Social Security, Medicare Trustees’ reports suggest further deterioration in the ‘true’ national debt

September 2, 2021

Where are the public trustees?

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