CAFR Taxonomy, 2019 Demonstration Release

Government agency representatives, municipal analysts and investors, software providers, and other users of state and local government data are invited to review and comment on the data standards developed to represent sections of the Consolidated Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This is a Demonstration Release Version 0.2, developed to illustrate how data standards can be created […more]


XBRL US Comment to SEC Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee

The Securities and Exchange Commission’ Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee held a meeting on July 29, 2019 during which municipal issuer disclosures was addressed, among other topics. XBRL US submitted a comment letter to the Committee, recommending the use of data standards to increase transparency and improve efficiencies in the municipal securities markets. Highlights […more]


Municipal Finance Data Forum Midwest

9:00 AM ET Thursday, October 3, 2019
XBRL US Meeting || Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus, 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL
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Hear public sector and financial data standards experts discuss how standardizing reported data can improve the efficiency of disclosures by U.S. state and local governments.

Seating at this complimentary event is limited and advanced registration is required.


Sunlight Foundation Article: California, Florida Leading the Way to Local Government Fiscal Transparency

Marc Joffe, Senior Research Analyst at the Reason Foundation, and Chair, XBRL US State & Local Government Working Group, authored an article published by the Sunlight Foundation, where he noted: “In May, the California State Senate passed SB 598, the Open Financial Statements Act.  The vote was an important milestone on the way toward opening up […more]


XBRL US Member Presents at Data Coalition Event on Federal Data Strategy

XBRL US sole practitioner member, Liz Sweeney, presented her views to the White House Office of Management and Budget during a July 8, 2019, Data Coalition event, held in Washington, DC, noting: “I believe that encouraging adoption of financial reporting standards for state and local governments would create synergistic benefits within the federal data strategy. Specifically, […more]


California Senate Bill 598 Moves to Assembly

The California State Assembly, Committee on Local Government, unanimously (8 to 0) approved SB 598, the Open Financial Statements Act. If signed into law, this bill requires the creation of the Open Financial Statements Commission, a 9-member commission in the State Treasurer’s office, comprised of a representative from the Controller’s office, a representative from the […more]


California Senate Bill 598 Moves to State Assembly Committee

California Senate Bill 598 is now moving to the State Assembly and will be considered in a hearing of the Local Government Committee on June 19, 2019. XBRL US has submitted a second letter of support to this committee based on the current version of the legislation. Read the letter: XBRL US Supports SB 598 June […more]


California State Senate Unanimously Passes Open Financial Statements Act (SB 598)

The California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 598, the Open Financial Statements Act. The bill would establish a 9-member commission called the Open Financial Statement Commission in the Treasurer’s office. The commission would be tasked with contracting with vendors to build taxonomies suitable for public agency financial filings and create a software tool that enables […more]


AGA Article: Building Momentum, Preparing for XBRL in Government

Members of the XBRL US State & Local Government Disclosure Modernization Working Group authored the article “Building Momentum, Preparing for XBRL in Government” which appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Journal of Government Financial Management. From the article: XBRL, or eXtensible Business Reporting Language, provides advanced search capabilities with […more]


Data Amplified 2019

9:00 AM China Standard Time Tuesday, October 22, 2019
XBRL International Conference || Shanghai, China
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The Future of Business Reporting The international conference that brings together the key players involved in the future of business reporting will be held 22-24 October in Shanghai, with an extra Members day on 21 October. Regulators, policymakers, accounting and business professionals will meet to debate, discuss, update and celebrate the way performance in all […more]