TIA Data

2016 Financial State of Missouri (Released 6/15/2017)

2016 Financial State of Kansas City (Released 1/24/2018)

2016 Financial State of St. Louis (Released 1/24/2018)

Missouri owes more than it owns and ranks the 21st out of the 50 states.
Missouri's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$4,200, and received a "C" from TIA.
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 $8.3 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $16.2 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 $4,200 to the state.
Because of an accounting rule implemented last year, Missouri has to report its pension debt on its balance sheet. This year, the state's reported pension debt grew from $4.8 billion in 2015 to $5.9 billion in 2016.
Despite reporting most of its pension debt, the state is still hiding $1.9 billion 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 183 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2015 Financial State of Missouri

2014 Financial State of Missouri

2013 Financial State of Missouri

Other Resources

Missouri Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Office of Administration

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