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Government Spending in the US

There are three levels of governments in the US: federal, state, and local.The following table shows current spending for federal, state and local governments, and also total overall spending. Federal spending includes grants and transfers to state and local governments. State and local government spending includes “direct” spending on programs only.
 

 2014 2015 2016 
 Federal Spending0.00.00.0 
 State & Local Spending74.676.779.0 
 Intergovernmental Transfers0.00.00.0 
 Total Spending74.676.779.0 
Spending: guesstimated2

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Virginia State & Local Guesstimated2 2015 Government Spending

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Virginia State & Local 2015 Spending by Function

Function -yr 2015 +yr  
  Total Spending$76.7 billion 
  Pensions$4.8 billion 
  Health Care$13.2 billion 
  Education$24.9 billion 
  Welfare$5.2 billion 
  Protection$6.0 billion 
  Transport$8.0 billion 
Spending: guesstimated2

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Note:
1. Federal spending after 2014 is budgeted.
2. State spending after 2012 and local spending after 2012 are “guesstimated” by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

Data Sources:
State GDP Information
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years



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Spending Data Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.
  Federal data since 1962 comes from the president’s budget.
  All other spending data comes from the US Census Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

Detailed table of spending data sources here.

Federal spending data begins in 1792.

State and local spending data begins in 1890.

State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 2015:

State GDP Information
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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CBO Long-term Outlook 2015

On June16, 2015, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook for 2015, which projects federal spending and revenue out into the 2080s.  As before, the CBO study shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget, with federal spending exceeding 35 percent GDP by the end of the century while federal revenue stays below 25 percent GDP.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the CBO Long Term Budget Outlook here.  You can download the data and also view CBO Long Term Budget Outlooks going back to 1999.

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