Missouri

TIA Data

2017 Financial State of Missouri (Released 9/25/2018)

 
Missouri owes more than it owns.
Missouri has a -$4,100 Taxpayer Burden.™
Missouri 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.
Missouri only has $8.9 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $16.8 billion.
Because Missouri doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $7.9 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Missouri taxpayer would have to send $4,100 to the state.
Missouri's reported net position is inflated by $2.1 billion, largely because the state defers recognizing losses incurred when the net pension liability increases.
Despite a recently implemented accounting standard meant to increase transparency, Missouri still excludes $437.9 million of pension debt from its balance sheet. In addition, the state is still hiding $1.9 billion of its retiree health care debt. A new accounting standard will be implemented in the 2018 fiscal year which will require states to report this debt on the balance sheet.
The state's financial report was released 209 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.
 

Prior Years' TIA Data

2016 Financial State of Missouri

2015 Financial State of Missouri

2014 Financial State of Missouri

2013 Financial State of Missouri

2016 Financial State of Kansas City

2016 Financial State of St. Louis

Other Resources

Missouri Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Office of Administration

IN THE NEWS
Show me the money, Missouri

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 | THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR | by Johnny Kampis

Advocates of government financial transparency hope that Missouri’s new website providing detailed information about the state’s finances will spur other states to do the same.

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