TIA Data

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

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Wisconsin owes more than it owns.
Wisconsin's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$3,100, and it received a "C" from TIA.
Wisconsin 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.
Wisconsin only has $14.7 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $21.4 billion.
Because Wisconsin doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $6.7 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Wisconsin taxpayer would have to send $3,100 to the state.
Wisconsin's reported net position is overstated by $1.5 billion, largely because the state delays recognizing losses incurred when the net pension liability increases.
The state's financial report was released 173 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered timely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2018 Financial State of Wisconsin

2017 Financial State of Wisconsin

2016 Financial State of Wisconsin

2015 Financial State of Wisconsin

2014 Financial State of Wisconsin

2013 Financial State of Wisconsin

2012 Financial State of Wisconsin

2011 Financial State of Wisconsin

2010 Financial State of Wisconsin

2009 Financial State of Wisconsin

City and Other Municipal Reports

Financial State of Milwaukee

Other Resources

Wisconsin Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Wisconsin Department of Administration

Study: State worker pension plans in best shape since 2008

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 | THE WASHINGTON POST | by Geoff Mulvihill

By Geoff Mulvihill, includes “The Pew Charitable Trust report credits a booming stock market over the past year as well as states’ longer-term steps, which include boosting taxpayer contributions to public pension funds and reducing promised retirement benefits, particularly to newly hired workers. … The health of public pension systems resonates beyond government employees.”