TIA Data

2018 Financial State of Kentucky (Released 9/24/2019)

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Kentucky owes more than it owns.
Kentucky's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$25,700, and it received an "F" from TIA.
Kentucky 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.
Kentucky only has $11.5 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $44.9 billion.
Because Kentucky doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $33.4 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Kentucky taxpayer would have to send $25,700 to the state.
Kentucky's reported net position is inflated by $5 billion, largely because the state defers recognizing losses incurred when the net pension liability increases.
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

2017 Financial State of Kentucky

2016 Financial State of Kentucky

2015 Financial State of Kentucky

2014 Financial State of Kentucky

2013 Financial State of Kentucky

2012 Financial State of Kentucky

2011 Financial State of Kentucky

2010 Financial State of Kentucky

2009 Financial State of Kentucky

City and Other Municipal Reports

Financial State of Lexington

Financial State of Louisville

Other Resources

Kentucky Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Kentucky Finance & Administration Cabinet

Kentucky Supreme Court hears arguments in pension case


Government employees in Kentucky who sued over state investment decisions have taken their case to the state's Supreme Court after a lower court said they lacked standing to file suit.