TIA Data

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

2016 Financial State of Wichita (Released 1/24/2018)

Kansas owes more than it owns and ranks the 26th out of the 50 states.
Kansas' Taxpayer Burden™ is -$7,800, and received a "D" from TIA.
Kansas 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.
Kansas only has $4 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $11.2 billion.
Because Kansas doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $7.2 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Kansas taxpayer would have to send $7,800 to the state.
Because of an accounting rule implemented last year, Kansas has to report its pension debt on its balance sheet. This year, the state's reported pension debt grew from $2 billion in 2015 to $2.4 billion in 2016.
Despite reporting more of its pension debt, the state is still hiding $154.3 million of retiree health care debt. 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 160 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered timely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2015 Financial State of Kansas

2014 Financial State of Kansas

2013 Financial State of Kansas

Other Resources

Kansas Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Office of the Chief Financial Officer