TIA Data

2016 Financial State of Wyoming (Released 5/15/2017)

Wyoming owns more than it owes
Wyoming's Taxpayer Surplus™ is $20,500, and received an "A" from TIA
Wyoming is a Sunshine State with enough assets to cover its debt
Elected officials have created a Taxpayer Surplus™, which is each taxpayer's share of money available after state bills have been paid
TIA's Taxpayer Surplus™ measurement incorporates both assets and liabilities, not just pension debt
Wyoming has $11.5 billion of assets available to pay the state's bills totaling $7.2 billion
Wyoming has $4.3 billion available after bills have been paid, which breaks down to $20,500 per taxpayer
Because of an accounting rule implemented last year, Wyoming has to report its pension debt on its balance sheet. This year, the state's reported pension debt grew from $413.7 million in 2015 to $680.7 million in 2016.
Despite reporting most of its pension debt, the state is still hiding retiree health care debt. Wyoming's total hidden debt amounts to $555.1 million. A new accounting standard will be implemented in two years, and will require states to report this debt on the balance sheet.
The state's financial report was released 169 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered timely according to the 180 day standard

Prior Years' TIA Data

2015 Financial State of Wyoming

2014 Financial State of Wyoming

2013 Financial State of Wyoming

Other Resources

Wyoming Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: State Auditor's Office