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Welfare
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Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
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 Welfare
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 GSP Growth

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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

Welfare

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama0.86%0.47%1.33%$0.11.5%4.8 more
 Alaska2.19%0.49%2.68%$0.11.4%0.7 more
 Arizona0.82%0.25%1.08%$0.12.0%6.7 more
 Arkansas1.29%0.21%1.50%$0.11.5%3.0 more
 California1.17%1.12%2.29%$0.12.3%38.7 more
 Colorado0.77%0.45%1.22%$0.11.8%5.3 more
 Connecticut1.36%0.40%1.76%$0.11.0%3.6 more
 Delaware1.44%0.21%1.65%$0.11.1%0.9 more
 District of Columbia0.14%1.62%1.76%$0.11.3%0.7 more
 Florida0.46%0.39%0.84%$0.11.9%19.8 more
 Georgia0.66%0.17%0.84%$0.11.8%10.1 more
 Hawaii1.27%0.17%1.44%$0.11.6%1.4 more
 Idaho1.24%0.08%1.32%$0.11.2%1.6 more
 Illinois0.95%0.25%1.20%$0.11.7%12.9 more
 Indiana1.28%0.21%1.49%$0.12.2%6.6 more
 Iowa0.94%0.22%1.17%$0.11.9%3.1 more
 Kansas0.92%0.14%1.06%$0.11.5%2.9 more
 Kentucky1.67%0.20%1.87%$0.11.5%4.4 more
 Louisiana0.82%0.25%1.07%$0.11.6%4.6 more
 Maine2.20%0.42%2.62%$0.11.2%1.3 more
 Maryland1.42%0.40%1.82%$0.11.9%6.0 more
 Massachusetts1.90%0.50%2.40%$0.11.8%6.7 more
 Michigan1.40%0.31%1.71%$0.11.8%9.9 more
 Minnesota1.06%0.71%1.77%$0.12.3%5.5 more
 Mississippi1.07%0.35%1.42%$0.11.9%3.0 more
 Missouri0.79%0.17%0.96%$0.11.7%6.1 more
 Montana1.49%0.22%1.71%$0.11.8%1.0 more
 Nebraska1.19%0.42%1.61%$0.11.6%1.9 more
 Nevada0.96%0.31%1.27%$0.11.6%2.8 more
 New Hampshire1.22%0.46%1.69%$0.11.2%1.3 more
 New Jersey1.62%0.33%1.95%$0.11.5%8.9 more
 New Mexico1.08%0.10%1.17%$0.11.1%2.1 more
 New York1.00%1.19%2.19%$0.11.5%19.7 more
 North Carolina0.98%0.73%1.71%$0.12.0%9.9 more
 North Dakota1.20%0.48%1.68%$0.16.5%0.7 more
 Ohio1.23%1.00%2.23%$0.11.8%11.6 more
 Oklahoma1.17%0.26%1.44%$0.11.8%3.9 more
 Oregon1.40%0.43%1.83%$0.12.4%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania1.38%0.85%2.23%$0.11.6%12.8 more
 Rhode Island2.06%0.34%2.40%$0.11.5%1.1 more
 South Carolina0.74%0.09%0.83%$0.12.0%4.8 more
 South Dakota1.01%0.18%1.18%$0.11.1%0.9 more
 Tennessee1.20%0.51%1.71%$0.12.2%6.5 more
 Texas0.60%0.12%0.72%$0.12.8%26.8 more
 All states combined0.97%0.48%1.45%$0.12.0%318.4 more
 Utah1.12%0.42%1.54%$0.12.2%2.9 more
 Vermont2.24%0.37%2.61%$0.11.5%0.6 more
 Virginia0.66%0.65%1.31%$0.11.4%8.3 more
 Washington1.52%0.35%1.87%$0.12.3%7.0 more
 West Virginia1.31%0.25%1.56%$0.12.2%1.9 more
 Wisconsin1.06%0.62%1.69%$0.11.6%5.8 more
 Wyoming1.15%0.05%1.21%$0.11.1%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:
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 2014:

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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