Prominent Americans have endorsed our accounting methods, publications, and tools.
"[Data-Z] is a gold mine. Most research organizations focus exclusively on the Federal government. This is important, but misses a large part of our fiscal landscape. I recommend the [Data-Z] and TIA to all of my students." - Mike Aguilar, Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UNC at Chapel Hill & President of the Fiscal Challenge
“While other organizations have compared the states’ unfunded retirement liabilities, only this report [The Financial State of the States] has determined the overall financial condition of every state.” - Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker
"[Data-Z is] a much better way than lecture to expose students to state government finance." - Eric Hansen, Assistant Professor of American Politics, Loyola University Chicago
"The IFTA’s [Data-Z] website is the kind of resource I’ve been wishing that think tanks had for almost a decade. The site is intuitive, the list of indicators is exhaustive but not intimidating, and the fact that users can download both data and print-ready images of their findings make it a no-brainer resource for policy analysts, bloggers, and fact-finders." - John Hill, Senior Policy Analyst, Alabama Policy Institute
“The Institute for Truth in Accounting has the most comprehensive look at the fifty states' assets and liabilities, including state employee pensions and benefits. [Data-Z] is a valuable, time-saving tool for policy organizations wanting to get a deeper look into state government finances.” - John Tillman, CEO, Illinois Policy Institute
"[Data-Z]is the best single point for citizens, planners, investors, journalists and especially politicians to get comprehensive fiscal information. America is heading for a crisis of historic proportions with our state and municipal governments. [Data-Z] is an essential tool to fix it." - Frank Keegan, Editor, StateBudgetSolutions.org