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Compare States Growth And Debt

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

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Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
 Education
 Welfare
 Protection
 Transportation
 Debt
 GSP Growth

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in $ billion
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 All states combined$3,167.4$3,014.3$16,797.517.5%316.9 more
 North Dakota$8.0$5.0$56.39.7%0.7 more
 Wyoming$8.5$2.3$45.47.6%0.6 more
 West Virginia$17.4$11.5$74.05.1%1.9 more
 Oklahoma$31.5$20.4$182.14.2%3.9 more
 Idaho$11.6$6.7$62.24.1%1.6 more
 Colorado$52.0$53.3$294.43.8%5.3 more
 Utah$26.2$21.6$141.23.8%2.9 more
 Texas$232.4$271.1$1,532.63.7%26.4 more
 South Dakota$7.5$6.3$46.73.1%0.8 more
 Nebraska$19.9$13.0$109.63.0%1.9 more
 Montana$9.2$6.4$44.03.0%1.0 more
 Iowa$32.4$20.1$165.82.9%3.1 more
 Minnesota$56.4$51.4$312.12.8%5.4 more
 Oregon$39.7$36.9$219.62.7%3.9 more
 Washington$76.6$78.8$408.02.7%7.0 more
 Arkansas$25.3$12.6$124.22.4%3.0 more
 North Carolina$86.4$52.9$471.42.3%9.8 more
 Florida$160.0$159.4$800.52.2%19.6 more
 Indiana$53.6$48.6$317.12.1%6.6 more
 California$430.7$416.8$2,202.72.0%38.3 more
 Michigan$94.0$73.0$432.62.0%9.9 more
 Vermont$7.2$4.9$29.51.9%0.6 more
 Kansas$27.3$29.1$144.11.9%2.9 more
 Hawaii$14.5$13.7$75.21.9%1.4 more
 Georgia$80.0$52.5$454.51.8%10.0 more
 Ohio$111.3$82.0$565.31.8%11.6 more
 Wisconsin$58.5$46.9$282.51.7%5.7 more
 Massachusetts$83.7$97.6$446.31.6%6.7 more
 Mississippi$27.4$15.0$105.21.6%3.0 more
 Kentucky$38.8$43.2$183.41.6%4.4 more
 Delaware$10.8$8.9$62.71.6%0.9 more
 New Mexico$20.1$15.6$92.21.5%2.1 more
 Rhode Island$11.5$11.5$53.21.4%1.1 more
 Louisiana$44.5$41.4$253.61.3%4.6 more
 South Carolina$43.4$41.0$183.61.2%4.8 more
 Arizona$51.2$49.5$279.01.1%6.6 more
 New Jersey$104.7$108.3$543.11.1%8.9 more
 Nevada$23.7$26.6$132.01.0%2.8 more
 Connecticut$41.7$41.2$249.30.9%3.6 more
 New Hampshire$11.2$11.8$67.80.9%1.3 more
 Maine$11.8$8.7$54.80.9%1.3 more
 Illinois$128.5$156.2$720.70.9%12.9 more
 Alabama$41.2$30.5$193.60.8%4.8 more
 Tennessee$58.9$39.1$287.60.8%6.5 more
 Missouri$51.5$46.3$276.30.8%6.0 more
 New York$298.1$353.7$1,310.70.7%19.7 more
 Pennsylvania$129.1$125.7$644.90.7%12.8 more
 Virginia$72.1$65.9$452.60.1%8.3 more
 Maryland$63.6$46.8$342.40.0%5.9 more
 District of Columbia$13.6$12.3$113.4-0.5%0.6 more
 Alaska$15.2$10.9$59.4-2.5%0.7 more
Notes: actual guesstimated1 estimated

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:
See 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 2013:

GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
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 2014

On July 15, 2014, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook, 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.

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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