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Compare state and local spending for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama3.82%2.16%5.98%$204.21.1%4.9 more
 Alaska3.13%1.03%4.15%$57.6-0.1%0.7 more
 Arizona3.35%0.35%3.70%$292.61.5%6.8 more
 Arkansas4.67%0.25%4.92%$124.31.1%3.0 more
 California2.90%1.08%3.98%$2,394.72.3%39.2 more
 Colorado2.14%0.77%2.91%$321.33.5%5.4 more
 Connecticut3.27%0.07%3.34%$259.21.0%3.6 more
 Delaware3.35%0.26%3.61%$64.51.3%0.9 more
 District of Columbia0.07%2.61%2.67%$118.91.6%0.7 more
 Florida3.10%0.74%3.85%$872.42.3%20.2 more
 Georgia2.58%1.29%3.87%$493.42.0%10.2 more
 Hawaii3.92%0.38%4.29%$79.51.1%1.4 more
 Idaho3.52%0.97%4.49%$66.32.2%1.7 more
 Illinois2.72%0.29%3.01%$765.81.4%12.9 more
 Indiana3.81%2.10%5.91%$324.90.9%6.6 more
 Iowa3.70%1.14%4.85%$174.60.9%3.1 more
 Kansas3.03%0.77%3.79%$151.31.7%2.9 more
 Kentucky3.71%0.37%4.09%$193.51.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana3.83%1.60%5.42%$256.71.8%4.7 more
 Maine5.35%0.16%5.52%$57.10.8%1.3 more
 Maryland2.63%0.18%2.81%$357.61.2%6.0 more
 Massachusetts3.18%0.49%3.67%$475.72.0%6.8 more
 Michigan3.10%0.91%4.01%$466.21.8%9.9 more
 Minnesota2.57%0.63%3.19%$324.71.5%5.5 more
 Mississippi5.79%2.61%8.40%$106.30.0%3.0 more
 Missouri4.16%0.80%4.96%$291.91.2%6.1 more
 Montana2.82%0.54%3.37%$45.51.7%1.0 more
 Nebraska2.15%0.69%2.84%$114.91.1%1.9 more
 Nevada1.96%0.77%2.73%$135.81.3%2.9 more
 New Hampshire1.48%0.04%1.52%$74.02.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey2.93%0.14%3.08%$561.50.9%9.0 more
 New Mexico4.74%0.36%5.10%$95.11.3%2.1 more
 New York3.54%0.98%4.52%$1,457.02.2%19.8 more
 North Carolina3.25%1.72%4.97%$497.61.5%10.0 more
 North Dakota1.84%0.11%1.95%$58.34.5%0.8 more
 Ohio3.54%0.69%4.23%$601.31.9%11.6 more
 Oklahoma3.77%0.68%4.45%$189.62.3%3.9 more
 Oregon3.44%0.59%4.03%$224.52.8%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania3.25%0.64%3.89%$683.01.7%12.8 more
 Rhode Island3.73%0.12%3.85%$56.51.4%1.1 more
 South Carolina3.64%2.09%5.73%$197.02.0%4.9 more
 South Dakota1.76%0.19%1.96%$47.01.0%0.9 more
 Tennessee3.37%0.97%4.34%$309.91.7%6.6 more
 Texas2.19%0.78%2.97%$1,721.23.8%27.4 more
 All states combined3.08%0.77%3.86%$17,985.02.1%321.2 more
 Utah2.83%0.34%3.17%$146.82.5%3.0 more
 Vermont4.80%0.04%4.84%$30.41.0%0.6 more
 Virginia2.50%0.29%2.80%$473.30.7%8.4 more
 Washington2.51%1.03%3.54%$443.52.5%7.2 more
 West Virginia4.55%0.73%5.27%$79.13.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin2.72%0.48%3.20%$300.71.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.09%3.16%5.25%$46.13.8%0.6 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1

1. "Guesstimated" by projecting the latest change in reported number forward to future years. GSP deviation from national GDP growth cut by 40% per year.

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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Data Sources for 2015:

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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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