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Total Spending
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Spending as percent of GSP
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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

Total Spending

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 District of Columbia0.00%12.24%12.24%$0.10.7%0.6 more
 South Dakota8.08%7.53%15.61%$0.10.4%0.8 more
 North Dakota9.67%5.98%15.65%$0.18.8%0.7 more
 Virginia7.86%8.00%15.86%$0.10.9%8.3 more
 Delaware11.04%4.88%15.92%$0.10.4%0.9 more
 Texas6.61%9.45%16.06%$0.13.1%26.4 more
 New Hampshire9.17%7.72%16.89%$0.10.5%1.3 more
 Nevada6.85%10.44%17.30%$0.11.1%2.8 more
 Indiana8.67%8.67%17.33%$0.12.2%6.6 more
 Connecticut10.25%7.55%17.79%$0.10.2%3.6 more
 Georgia7.76%10.12%17.88%$0.11.5%10.0 more
 Louisiana9.61%8.32%17.93%$0.11.1%4.6 more
 Illinois7.74%10.23%17.97%$0.11.4%12.9 more
 North Carolina8.56%9.73%18.29%$0.11.8%9.8 more
 Colorado7.86%10.46%18.32%$0.11.5%5.3 more
 Minnesota9.17%9.26%18.43%$0.12.3%5.4 more
 Arizona8.26%10.35%18.60%$0.11.8%6.6 more
 All states combined8.85%10.01%18.86%$0.11.9%316.1 more
 Oklahoma11.22%7.71%18.93%$0.11.5%3.9 more
 Washington9.08%9.87%18.96%$0.12.4%7.0 more
 Kansas8.97%10.13%19.10%$0.11.0%2.9 more
 Oregon10.14%9.07%19.21%$0.12.6%3.9 more
 Nebraska7.14%12.13%19.27%$0.11.1%1.9 more
 Utah10.70%8.59%19.29%$0.12.2%2.9 more
 Missouri9.77%9.57%19.34%$0.11.4%6.0 more
 Idaho10.07%9.29%19.36%$0.10.5%1.6 more
 Hawaii15.39%4.03%19.43%$0.11.2%1.4 more
 Maryland10.70%8.78%19.48%$0.11.7%5.9 more
 Tennessee8.55%11.04%19.59%$0.12.2%6.5 more
 Wisconsin9.38%10.53%19.91%$0.11.1%5.7 more
 Florida7.48%12.43%19.92%$0.11.7%19.6 more
 New Jersey10.88%9.19%20.07%$0.11.0%8.9 more
 Massachusetts12.00%8.10%20.09%$0.11.5%6.7 more
 Iowa10.17%10.29%20.46%$0.11.6%3.1 more
 California8.44%12.31%20.75%$0.12.3%38.3 more
 Pennsylvania10.96%9.98%20.93%$0.11.2%12.8 more
 Ohio10.86%10.32%21.18%$0.11.5%11.6 more
 Maine14.00%7.47%21.47%$0.10.5%1.3 more
 South Carolina11.82%9.67%21.49%$0.11.8%4.8 more
 Kentucky13.48%8.30%21.78%$0.11.1%4.4 more
 Alabama11.13%10.78%21.91%$0.10.9%4.8 more
 Montana13.38%8.56%21.94%$0.11.5%1.0 more
 Rhode Island13.76%8.23%21.98%$0.11.1%1.1 more
 Arkansas13.33%9.11%22.44%$0.11.0%3.0 more
 Michigan10.26%12.49%22.74%$0.11.5%9.9 more
 Wyoming10.28%12.48%22.76%$0.10.4%0.6 more
 West Virginia14.83%8.37%23.20%$0.12.2%1.9 more
 New York10.02%14.07%24.09%$0.11.0%19.7 more
 New Mexico14.32%10.17%24.49%$0.10.4%2.1 more
 Vermont15.41%9.43%24.84%$0.10.9%0.6 more
 Mississippi14.08%12.05%26.13%$0.11.6%3.0 more
 Alaska19.01%9.94%28.95%$0.10.9%0.7 more
Notes: guesstimated1 actual 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: Fed. Budget: Hist. Table 10.1
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 Revenue by State for 2013

On April 6, 2014, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from "SOI Tax Stats - Gross Collections, by Type of Tax and State, Fiscal Year - IRS Data Book Table 5" of the IRS Data Book for 2013.  The data can be viewed on the Federal Revenue by State page here.

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