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Compare state and local education 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 2017  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 Alabama2.00%3.24%5.24%$219.52.4%4.9 more
 Alaska2.79%4.21%7.00%$51.31.6%0.7 more
 Arizona1.88%2.96%4.84%$311.82.1%7.0 more
 Arkansas2.43%3.87%6.30%$130.52.3%3.0 more
 California1.23%2.24%3.47%$2,702.33.3%39.9 more
 Colorado1.84%2.64%4.48%$337.63.1%5.7 more
 Connecticut1.52%2.55%4.06%$277.22.0%3.6 more
 Delaware1.95%2.47%4.42%$73.62.5%1.0 more
 District of Columbia0.83%2.41%3.25%$133.92.7%0.7 more
 Florida1.03%2.96%4.00%$969.52.9%21.0 more
 Georgia1.31%3.25%4.56%$541.32.7%10.5 more
 Hawaii4.11%0.27%4.38%$86.52.4%1.5 more
 Idaho1.36%3.00%4.35%$69.92.5%1.7 more
 Illinois0.98%3.45%4.43%$841.32.6%12.8 more
 Indiana1.79%2.03%3.82%$362.82.4%6.7 more
 Iowa1.84%3.83%5.67%$184.82.1%3.2 more
 Kansas1.56%3.86%5.42%$155.21.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky2.43%3.18%5.60%$209.02.2%4.5 more
 Louisiana1.65%2.17%3.82%$251.52.4%4.7 more
 Maine1.66%2.99%4.66%$60.51.9%1.3 more
 Maryland1.61%2.71%4.31%$392.92.3%6.1 more
 Massachusetts1.21%4.11%5.33%$517.82.5%6.9 more
 Michigan2.13%2.81%4.94%$505.92.3%9.9 more
 Minnesota1.53%2.99%4.51%$360.42.6%5.6 more
 Mississippi2.35%4.57%6.91%$113.72.1%3.0 more
 Missouri1.31%3.49%4.79%$315.92.3%6.1 more
 Montana1.99%3.53%5.51%$49.13.0%1.1 more
 Nebraska1.56%3.51%5.07%$122.12.5%1.9 more
 Nevada1.22%2.71%3.93%$154.82.8%3.0 more
 New Hampshire1.28%3.61%4.89%$77.92.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey1.75%5.43%7.17%$615.22.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico2.48%4.03%6.50%$94.02.1%2.1 more
 New York0.74%2.89%3.63%$1,557.62.3%19.9 more
 North Carolina1.51%2.28%3.79%$546.62.8%10.3 more
 North Dakota2.10%2.76%4.86%$54.51.1%0.8 more
 Ohio1.42%3.45%4.87%$653.02.4%11.6 more
 Oklahoma2.45%2.96%5.41%$180.42.3%4.0 more
 Oregon1.79%3.19%4.99%$237.13.3%4.1 more
 Pennsylvania1.40%3.75%5.15%$734.72.4%12.8 more
 Rhode Island1.55%2.89%4.44%$61.42.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina2.48%3.74%6.22%$216.42.5%5.0 more
 South Dakota1.43%2.82%4.25%$49.72.4%0.9 more
 Tennessee1.45%3.83%5.28%$342.02.5%6.7 more
 Texas1.73%2.67%4.40%$1,640.53.2%28.5 more
 All states combined1.48%3.63%5.10%$19,302.82.7%326.5 more
 Utah2.61%2.99%5.59%$160.03.0%3.1 more
 Vermont2.85%4.83%7.68%$32.41.9%0.6 more
 Virginia1.35%3.19%4.54%$517.72.3%8.5 more
 Washington1.61%2.55%4.17%$483.92.8%7.4 more
 West Virginia2.52%4.04%6.56%$76.31.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin1.62%3.66%5.28%$331.32.4%5.8 more
 Wyoming1.31%3.70%5.01%$38.52.0%0.6 more
Notes: 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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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
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Federal Deficit and Outlay Actuals for FY16

On October 14, 2016, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY 2016 ending September 30 was $587 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 2017 federal budget published in February 2016:

Federal Finances
FY 2016 Outcomes
Budget
billions
Outcome
billions
Receipts $3,336$3,267
Outlays$3,951$3,854
Deficit$616$587

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Final detailed FY 2016 numbers will not appear on usgovernmentspending.com until the FY 2018 federal budget is published in February 2017 with the actual outlays for FY 2016 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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