TIA Data

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

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Pennsylvania owes more than it owns.
Pennsylvania's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$16,400, and it received a "D" from TIA.
Pennsylvania 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.
Pennsylvania only has $37.7 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $111.5 billion.
Because Pennsylvania doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $73.8 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Pennsylvania taxpayer would have to send $16,400 to the state.
Pennsylvania's reported net position is understated by $3 billion, largely because the state delays recognizing gains resulting from decreases in retirement liabilities.
The state's financial report was released 165 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered timely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2018 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2017 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2016 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2015 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2014 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2013 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2012 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2011 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2010 Financial State of Pennsylvania

2009 Financial State of Pennsylvania

City and Other Municipal Reports

Financial State of Philadelphia

Financial State of Pittsburgh

Other Resources

Pennsylvania Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Pennsylvania Office of the Budget

Wishful thinking in a world without yield

JUNE 21, 2021 | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | by Jason Zweig

By Jason Zweig, includes “At first glance, the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System, one of the largest pension plans in the U.S., doesn’t sound anything like you or me. … Yet, at the most basic level, this gigantic retirement plan is just like you and me: It is struggling to raise returns in a low-interest-rate world. That can breed desperation, and wishful thinking, for anyone with a portfolio large or small. …”