TIA Data

2019 Financial State of Connecticut (Released 9/22/2020)

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Connecticut owes more than it owns.
Connecticut's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$50,700, and it received an "F" from TIA.
Connecticut is a Sinkhole State without enough assets to cover its debt.
Elected officials have created a Taxpayer Burden™, which is each taxpayer's share of state bills after its available assets have been tapped.
TIA's Taxpayer Burden™ measurement incorporates both assets and liabilities, not just pension debt.
Connecticut only has $16 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $83.4 billion.
Because Connecticut doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $67.4 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Connecticut taxpayer would have to send $50,700 to the state.
Connecticut's reported net position is inflated by $6.6 billion, largely because the state defers recognizing losses incurred when the net pension liability increases.
The state's financial report was released 236 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2018 Financial State of Connecticut

2017 Financial State of Connecticut

2016 Financial State of Connecticut

2015 Financial State of Connecticut

2014 Financial State of Connecticut

2013 Financial State of Connecticut

2012 Financial State of Connecticut

2011 Financial State of Connecticut

2010 Financial State of Connecticut

2009 Financial State of Connecticut

City and Other Municipal Reports

2015 Financial State of Bridgeport

2012 Financial State of Bridgeport

2011 Financial State of Bridgeport

Other Resources

Connecticut Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Office of the State Comptroller

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | by Heather Gillers

By Heather Gillers, includes “Many U.S. towns and cities are years behind on their pension obligations. Now some are effectively planning to borrow money and put it into stocks and other investments in a bid to catch up. … Howard Cure, director of municipal bond research at Evercore Wealth Management, said that though he occasionally purchases the securities, the decision to issue them raises red flags.”