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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2014  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Gross Public Debt

StateState
Debt
Local
Debt
State and
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 District of Columbia0.28%10.49%10.77%$0.10.6%0.7 more
 Nebraska1.60%11.51%13.11%$0.12.7%1.9 more
 Tennessee2.26%11.73%13.98%$0.11.4%6.5 more
 Nevada2.71%17.44%20.15%$0.11.5%2.8 more
 Wyoming2.74%2.41%5.15%$0.15.6%0.6 more
 Georgia2.84%8.90%11.74%$0.12.0%10.1 more
 Arkansas3.28%9.31%12.59%$0.12.3%3.0 more
 Texas3.52%13.46%16.98%$0.13.1%27.0 more
 North Carolina3.81%6.68%10.49%$0.12.3%9.9 more
 North Dakota3.84%5.09%8.93%$0.17.1%0.7 more
 Iowa4.15%7.95%12.10%$0.12.6%3.1 more
 Minnesota4.31%11.31%15.62%$0.12.6%5.5 more
 Arizona4.60%11.75%16.35%$0.11.6%6.7 more
 Kansas4.61%13.56%18.17%$0.12.0%2.9 more
 Florida4.62%12.98%17.61%$0.12.2%19.9 more
 Alabama4.74%11.24%15.98%$0.11.4%4.8 more
 Utah4.90%10.02%14.92%$0.13.2%2.9 more
 Oklahoma5.28%4.65%9.92%$0.13.4%3.9 more
 Idaho5.28%3.76%9.04%$0.13.4%1.6 more
 Colorado5.45%12.45%17.90%$0.13.2%5.4 more
 Oregon6.00%9.11%15.10%$0.12.5%4.0 more
 Ohio6.23%8.86%15.09%$0.12.0%11.6 more
 Virginia6.46%9.00%15.46%$0.11.0%8.3 more
 All states combined6.61%10.83%17.44%$0.11.2%318.9 more
 California6.71%11.69%18.40%$0.12.1%38.8 more
 Michigan6.78%10.35%17.13%$0.12.1%9.9 more
 Indiana6.97%8.15%15.11%$0.12.1%6.6 more
 Missouri7.22%9.05%16.28%$0.11.4%6.1 more
 Pennsylvania7.30%13.54%20.84%$0.11.3%12.8 more
 Mississippi7.31%7.60%14.91%$0.11.8%3.0 more
 Washington7.37%12.75%20.12%$0.12.5%7.1 more
 New Mexico7.41%8.94%16.35%$0.11.8%2.1 more
 Maryland7.54%6.08%13.62%$0.10.9%6.0 more
 South Carolina7.75%13.26%21.01%$0.11.6%4.8 more
 South Dakota7.81%5.32%13.13%$0.12.8%0.9 more
 Kentucky7.94%14.47%22.41%$0.11.8%4.4 more
 Wisconsin8.14%7.57%15.71%$0.11.9%5.8 more
 Louisiana8.28%9.20%17.48%$0.11.7%4.6 more
 Illinois8.61%10.97%19.58%$0.11.4%12.9 more
 Delaware8.92%3.95%12.87%$0.11.8%0.9 more
 Montana8.95%3.91%12.86%$0.12.7%1.0 more
 Maine9.29%4.94%14.23%$0.11.4%1.3 more
 West Virginia9.59%4.85%14.45%$0.14.0%1.9 more
 New York10.42%15.77%26.19%$0.11.4%19.7 more
 Hawaii10.67%7.24%17.92%$0.12.0%1.4 more
 Alaska10.85%6.65%17.50%$0.1-0.5%0.7 more
 New Hampshire11.05%4.03%15.09%$0.11.5%1.3 more
 Vermont11.06%4.08%15.14%$0.12.0%0.6 more
 New Jersey12.11%7.23%19.35%$0.11.6%8.9 more
 Connecticut12.82%4.29%17.11%$0.11.5%3.6 more
 Massachusetts16.12%3.59%19.71%$0.11.9%6.7 more
 Rhode Island17.32%5.23%22.56%$0.11.8%1.1 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:
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 2014:

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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State Finances for FY 2013

On February 3, 2015 the US Census Bureau released data on state finances for FY 2013 here, including spending and revenue for each individual state and for all states combined.

On February 3, 2015 we updated state and local spending and revenue data for FY2013 through FY2020 as follows:
  1. We replaced "guesstimatedstate spending and revenue data for FY2013 using the new FY2013 data from the Census Bureau.
  2. We replaced "guesstimatedlocal spending and revenue data for FY 2013 with estimates for each spending and revenue category using the trends in state finances between FY 2012 and FY 2013.
  3. We replaced "guesstimatedstate revenue data for FY 2014 with data from the Census Bureau's quarterly state tax summary here.
  4. We replaced "guesstimatedlocal revenue data for FY 2014 with estimates for each category using trends for each category of state revenue between FY 2013 and FY 2014.
  5. We replaced "guesstimated" state and local spending and revenue for FY 2014 thru FY2020 with new guesstimates based on the latest Census Bureau data for FY 2013 state finances and FY 2014 quarterly tax data.
We expect the Census Bureau to release local spending and revenue data for FY 2013 not earlier than Summer 2015.

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