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Compare state and local police and fire 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 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 North Dakota0.27%0.43%0.71%$54.442.1%0.7 more
 Iowa0.29%0.62%0.91%$163.500.6%3.1 more
 South Dakota0.39%0.56%0.95%$44.911.3%0.8 more
 Nebraska0.35%0.60%0.95%$107.192.6%1.9 more
 Indiana0.31%0.67%0.98%$310.672.2%6.6 more
 District of Columbia0.00%1.00%1.00%$111.82-0.4%0.6 more
 Texas0.32%0.71%1.03%$1,527.164.3%26.5 more
 Minnesota0.29%0.74%1.03%$307.222.5%5.4 more
 Connecticut0.40%0.63%1.03%$242.42-0.4%3.6 more
 Kentucky0.43%0.64%1.07%$182.701.0%4.4 more
 Massachusetts0.44%0.63%1.07%$438.64-0.6%6.7 more
 Hawaii0.36%0.74%1.10%$74.010.8%1.4 more
 Utah0.39%0.75%1.14%$134.922.9%2.9 more
 Delaware0.75%0.40%1.15%$61.42-1.2%0.9 more
 Washington0.40%0.78%1.18%$402.791.4%7.0 more
 Kansas0.31%0.87%1.18%$142.77-0.8%2.9 more
 Maine0.44%0.75%1.19%$53.30-0.8%1.3 more
 Pennsylvania0.49%0.71%1.20%$645.381.2%12.8 more
 New Hampshire0.30%0.90%1.20%$67.310.1%1.3 more
 West Virginia0.64%0.61%1.25%$72.761.4%1.9 more
 Oklahoma0.49%0.76%1.25%$182.452.7%3.9 more
 Missouri0.35%0.91%1.26%$274.541.5%6.0 more
 Ohio0.34%0.93%1.27%$558.971.0%11.6 more
 Tennessee0.33%0.94%1.27%$289.271.1%6.5 more
 New Jersey0.41%0.87%1.29%$530.090.4%8.9 more
 Alabama0.38%0.91%1.29%$191.610.8%4.8 more
 Georgia0.40%0.90%1.31%$450.931.6%10.0 more
 South Carolina0.42%0.89%1.31%$180.861.1%4.8 more
 Colorado0.39%0.93%1.32%$288.812.1%5.3 more
 Virginia0.39%0.93%1.32%$451.88-0.2%8.3 more
 North Carolina0.46%0.86%1.32%$454.451.3%9.8 more
 Arkansas0.50%0.83%1.34%$116.652.6%3.0 more
 Illinois0.27%1.07%1.34%$720.50-0.7%12.9 more
 All states combined0.41%0.96%1.37%$16,663.201.5%316.2 more
 Wyoming0.55%0.83%1.39%$40.460.4%0.6 more
 Vermont0.88%0.56%1.44%$28.61-0.4%0.6 more
 Wisconsin0.43%1.02%1.45%$281.550.7%5.7 more
 Michigan0.56%0.90%1.46%$431.111.6%9.9 more
 Mississippi0.49%1.01%1.50%$103.27-0.5%3.0 more
 New York0.35%1.16%1.51%$1,335.060.2%19.7 more
 Oregon0.48%1.04%1.53%$197.73-1.4%3.9 more
 Montana0.65%0.89%1.54%$43.221.2%1.0 more
 Alaska0.83%0.71%1.54%$59.89-5.3%0.7 more
 Louisiana0.37%1.18%1.55%$238.31-2.6%4.6 more
 Idaho0.58%0.99%1.57%$61.112.5%1.6 more
 Maryland0.62%0.97%1.59%$337.42-0.1%5.9 more
 Rhode Island0.52%1.17%1.69%$52.810.6%1.1 more
 California0.56%1.22%1.78%$2,215.232.6%38.3 more
 New Mexico0.64%1.19%1.82%$91.34-0.9%2.1 more
 Arizona0.49%1.37%1.86%$271.070.1%6.6 more
 Nevada0.37%1.55%1.92%$126.94-0.3%2.8 more
 Florida0.38%1.56%1.94%$797.342.3%19.6 more
Notes: actual estimated

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 2013:

GDP, GO: 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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FY18 Budget Blueprint Released

On March 16, 2018 the Trump administration issued a Budget Blueprint outlining proposed changes to "discretionary" spending for Fiscal Year 2018. The following table shows the major changes to Budget Authority in excess of $2 billion per agency.

AgencyFY18 Change
in $ billion
Agriculture-4.7
Defense+52.4
Education-9.2
Health and
Human Services
-12.6
Homeland
Security
+2.8
HUD-6.2
Justice-4.0
Labor-2.5
State and Intl Aid-10.9
Veterans+4.4
EPA-2.6

Because usgovernmentspending spending data is based on Historical Table 3.2, it shows spending by function rather than by agency. Until Table 3.2 is published in the final version of the FY18 budget we cannot exactly predict how the Table 3.2 numbers will change at the subfunction level.

But we have applied the Budget Blueprint budget authority changes into the budgeted FY18 outlays by guessing the application of agency level changes to subfunction changes to give a rough feeling of what the Trump changes look like. You can check out what is going on here or here.

The numbers will change when the final FY18 federal budget numbers come out.

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