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State Education Spending Rank

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 2010  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in $ billion

State State
State and
 Alabama$5.5$7.8$13.3$176.412.5%4.8 more
 Alaska$1.3$2.0$3.3$52.716.5%0.7 more
 Arizona$3.7$9.9$13.6$248.55.6%6.4 more
 Arkansas$2.7$5.3$8.0$106.012.3%2.9 more
 California$27.6$77.1$104.7$1,966.611.3%37.3 more
 Colorado$4.7$8.8$13.5$258.29.3%5.0 more
 Connecticut$3.0$8.7$11.7$232.511.9%3.6 more
 Delaware$1.3$1.7$3.0$57.53.0%0.9 more
 District of Columbia$0.0$2.5$2.5$104.216.2%0.6 more
 Florida$8.8$30.2$39.0$730.98.2%18.9 more
 Georgia$7.4$17.7$25.2$412.213.1%9.7 more
 Hawaii$3.3$0.0$3.3$67.712.4%1.4 more
 Idaho$1.1$2.3$3.3$55.78.9%1.6 more
 Illinois$7.5$27.8$35.3$655.013.3%12.8 more
 Indiana$6.4$10.6$17.0$283.016.2%6.5 more
 Iowa$2.8$6.6$9.4$142.37.0%3.1 more
 Kansas$2.2$6.4$8.6$127.99.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky$5.2$6.1$11.3$166.215.4%4.3 more
 Louisiana$4.4$7.8$12.2$233.217.6%4.5 more
 Maine$1.0$2.4$3.4$51.710.2%1.3 more
 Maryland$4.8$13.5$18.4$314.420.0%5.8 more
 Massachusetts$5.2$13.4$18.6$398.118.4%6.6 more
 Michigan$9.5$19.9$29.4$386.612.9%9.9 more
 Minnesota$5.4$10.1$15.6$273.012.7%5.3 more
 Mississippi$2.4$5.2$7.5$95.57.3%3.0 more
 Missouri$3.6$10.9$14.5$256.216.2%6.0 more
 Montana$0.9$1.7$2.6$37.313.5%1.0 more
 Nebraska$1.8$3.9$5.7$91.814.3%1.8 more
 Nevada$1.6$4.1$5.7$119.55.1%2.7 more
 New Hampshire$1.0$2.7$3.6$62.914.7%1.3 more
 New Jersey$8.4$23.8$32.2$494.111.9%8.8 more
 New Mexico$2.4$4.1$6.6$84.018.9%2.1 more
 New York$11.9$59.9$71.8$1,199.420.6%19.4 more
 North Carolina$8.2$15.5$23.7$422.114.8%9.6 more
 North Dakota$1.0$1.2$2.2$35.317.0%0.7 more
 Ohio$10.4$22.8$33.2$494.413.5%11.5 more
 Oklahoma$4.3$6.0$10.2$152.12.5%3.8 more
 Oregon$3.3$7.2$10.5$191.518.8%3.8 more
 Pennsylvania$9.4$26.0$35.4$585.715.8%12.7 more
 Rhode Island$0.9$2.2$3.1$49.313.0%1.1 more
 South Carolina$4.6$7.8$12.4$165.413.8%4.6 more
 South Dakota$0.7$1.3$2.1$38.76.1%0.8 more
 Tennessee$4.2$8.9$13.1$253.712.0%6.4 more
 Texas$21.9$53.0$74.9$1,247.614.0%25.2 more
 All states combined$254.2$616.9$871.1$14,508.2-9.6%308.9 more
 Utah$3.4$4.1$7.5$118.513.5%2.8 more
 Vermont$0.9$1.5$2.4$26.512.3%0.6 more
 Virginia$7.5$15.4$22.9$424.213.5%8.0 more
 Washington$7.0$11.7$18.7$362.515.9%6.7 more
 West Virginia$2.1$3.3$5.3$66.217.4%1.9 more
 Wisconsin$4.9$12.2$17.1$254.312.7%5.7 more
 Wyoming$0.6$2.0$2.5$40.213.4%0.6 more
Notes: estimated actual

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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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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Federal Deficit and Outlay Actuals for FY15

On October 15, 2015, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY15 ending September 30 was $439 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 16 federal budget published in February 2015:

Federal Finances
FY15 Outcomes
Receipts $3,176$3,249
Deficit$583$439 now shows the new numbers for total FY15 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes ""Table 4: Receipts of the United States Government, September 2015 and Other Periods." This table of receipts by source is used for to post federal receipt actuals for FY2015.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2015 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for to estimate actual outlays by "subfunction" for FY2015 by factoring budgeted amounts by the difference between budgeted and actual "function" amounts where actual outlays by subfunction cannot be gleaned from the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Final detailed FY2015 numbers will not appear until the FY2016 federal budget is published in February 2015 with the actual outlays for FY15 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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