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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 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State and
 Indiana0.62%0.29%0.91%$311.22.2%6.6 more
 South Carolina0.61%0.33%0.94%$182.41.4%4.8 more
 Tennessee0.56%0.47%1.02%$290.11.6%6.5 more
 Connecticut0.75%0.30%1.05%$246.91.0%3.6 more
 North Carolina0.76%0.31%1.07%$467.12.7%9.8 more
 Michigan0.33%0.74%1.07%$434.72.8%9.9 more
 Texas0.46%0.62%1.07%$1,557.25.5%26.5 more
 Georgia0.49%0.62%1.11%$456.52.0%10.0 more
 Ohio0.52%0.64%1.16%$562.82.1%11.6 more
 Rhode Island0.93%0.25%1.18%$53.31.9%1.1 more
 Kansas0.69%0.52%1.21%$142.4-0.3%2.9 more
 Missouri0.53%0.70%1.22%$276.71.8%6.0 more
 New Hampshire0.80%0.45%1.25%$68.71.4%1.3 more
 Arizona0.46%0.81%1.27%$274.70.8%6.6 more
 Maryland0.91%0.39%1.29%$339.40.7%5.9 more
 Massachusetts1.00%0.30%1.30%$441.51.2%6.7 more
 Nebraska0.68%0.63%1.31%$109.43.9%1.9 more
 Colorado0.37%0.94%1.31%$288.32.1%5.3 more
 New Jersey1.08%0.27%1.35%$537.40.8%8.9 more
 Louisiana0.74%0.62%1.36%$246.7-2.5%4.6 more
 Arkansas0.88%0.50%1.38%$118.61.9%3.0 more
 Virginia0.78%0.60%1.38%$455.00.4%8.3 more
 Oklahoma0.82%0.58%1.40%$176.41.8%3.9 more
 Alabama0.87%0.57%1.43%$194.72.5%4.8 more
 Oregon0.45%0.99%1.43%$204.9-1.0%3.9 more
 New Mexico0.79%0.68%1.46%$90.81.0%2.1 more
 All states combined0.66%0.80%1.47%$16,768.117.1%316.9 more
 Iowa0.73%0.76%1.48%$166.82.2%3.1 more
 Minnesota0.49%1.01%1.50%$307.32.1%5.4 more
 Idaho0.92%0.58%1.51%$61.12.6%1.6 more
 Delaware1.26%0.25%1.51%$60.80.7%0.9 more
 California0.42%1.11%1.53%$2,213.02.3%38.4 more
 Utah0.65%0.89%1.54%$135.03.7%2.9 more
 Florida0.68%0.91%1.59%$800.72.5%19.6 more
 Kentucky1.18%0.44%1.61%$183.61.2%4.4 more
 Wisconsin0.66%0.95%1.62%$284.72.2%5.7 more
 Illinois0.59%1.08%1.67%$724.80.2%12.9 more
 Mississippi0.97%0.79%1.76%$104.1-1.1%3.0 more
 Pennsylvania1.07%0.76%1.83%$640.31.5%12.8 more
 Washington0.63%1.22%1.84%$407.22.3%7.0 more
 Maine1.14%0.71%1.85%$54.60.5%1.3 more
 West Virginia1.56%0.29%1.85%$70.61.3%1.9 more
 Nevada0.49%1.37%1.86%$128.00.7%2.8 more
 Wyoming1.27%0.64%1.91%$41.80.5%0.6 more
 Hawaii0.99%1.12%2.11%$75.11.4%1.4 more
 South Dakota1.35%0.88%2.23%$44.70.9%0.8 more
 Montana1.58%0.65%2.24%$43.01.0%1.0 more
 New York0.77%1.54%2.31%$1,341.61.0%19.7 more
 District of Columbia0.00%2.51%2.51%$111.7-0.6%0.6 more
 North Dakota1.51%1.00%2.51%$51.00.9%0.7 more
 Vermont1.60%1.06%2.66%$28.8-0.3%0.6 more
 Alaska2.52%0.77%3.29%$57.3-4.0%0.7 more
Notes: guesstimated1 estimated actual

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 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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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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