by | Nov 5, 2018

A fiscal watchdog examined the state of finances in the three largest cities in the United States and the results aren’t pretty. Chicago-based Truth in Accounting (TIA) released the results of studies of its home city, as well as New…

by | Oct 22, 2018

In its research into the debt woes of states, Truth in Accounting (TIA) has uncovered an interesting nugget: the older a state, the more likely it has financial problems. Bill Bergman, TIA’s director of research and a former market analyst…

by | Aug 8, 2018

The pension situation has gotten so dire in Chicago that the city is considering stabilizing its retirement systems by financing bonds. Chicago has – tell us if you’ve heard this one before – taken hits to its credit rating, resulting…

by | Jul 16, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the side of public-sector workers, preventing them from being forced to pay “fair-share fees” for collective bargaining, means a lot of policy organizations will have to revamp their databases. In a post pointing out…

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