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Compare state and local spending for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Total Spending
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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2016  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
State and
 Alabama10.23%10.06%20.28%$216.92.7%4.9 more
 Alaska16.43%8.13%24.57%$60.52.0%0.7 more
 Arizona7.93%9.05%16.98%$311.82.9%6.9 more
 Arkansas11.35%7.74%19.08%$131.92.7%3.0 more
 California7.66%10.62%18.29%$2,561.73.5%39.6 more
 Colorado6.85%8.32%15.17%$346.24.2%5.5 more
 Connecticut9.05%6.78%15.83%$275.22.7%3.6 more
 Delaware10.95%5.23%16.18%$68.72.9%1.0 more
 District of Columbia0.68%11.52%12.19%$126.73.0%0.7 more
 Florida7.02%10.61%17.63%$934.83.4%20.5 more
 Georgia6.95%8.74%15.69%$527.63.3%10.3 more
 Hawaii13.72%4.42%18.14%$84.62.7%1.4 more
 Idaho9.40%7.58%16.97%$71.03.4%1.7 more
 Illinois7.52%9.27%16.79%$814.52.9%12.9 more
 Indiana8.12%7.68%15.81%$344.62.6%6.6 more
 Iowa8.72%9.00%17.71%$185.32.6%3.1 more
 Kansas7.93%8.73%16.66%$161.13.1%2.9 more
 Kentucky11.98%7.91%19.89%$205.62.8%4.4 more
 Louisiana9.50%8.55%18.05%$272.03.1%4.7 more
 Maine12.96%8.40%21.36%$60.62.5%1.3 more
 Maryland8.43%8.05%16.48%$380.02.7%6.1 more
 Massachusetts9.67%6.58%16.25%$508.43.3%6.8 more
 Michigan9.05%9.44%18.49%$497.63.1%9.9 more
 Minnesota8.06%8.83%16.89%$345.32.9%5.5 more
 Mississippi13.40%11.78%25.18%$112.22.0%3.0 more
 Missouri8.27%8.40%16.67%$310.32.8%6.1 more
 Montana11.68%7.69%19.38%$48.43.1%1.0 more
 Nebraska6.48%10.75%17.22%$122.12.7%1.9 more
 Nevada6.62%9.81%16.43%$144.62.8%2.9 more
 New Hampshire8.01%6.95%14.96%$79.13.3%1.3 more
 New Jersey9.67%8.01%17.68%$595.62.6%9.0 more
 New Mexico12.79%8.73%21.51%$101.02.8%2.1 more
 New York8.67%11.86%20.53%$1,560.03.4%19.8 more
 North Carolina7.87%8.37%16.24%$530.22.9%10.1 more
 North Dakota7.99%5.86%13.85%$63.34.8%0.8 more
 Ohio9.72%9.00%18.72%$641.33.2%11.6 more
 Oklahoma9.49%6.94%16.43%$202.53.5%3.9 more
 Oregon9.19%8.14%17.33%$240.93.8%4.1 more
 Pennsylvania9.74%8.58%18.31%$728.13.1%12.8 more
 Rhode Island12.09%7.52%19.60%$60.12.9%1.1 more
 South Carolina11.18%9.01%20.19%$210.63.2%5.0 more
 South Dakota7.48%6.75%14.23%$50.02.7%0.9 more
 Tennessee7.46%9.94%17.40%$330.43.0%6.7 more
 Texas5.61%6.77%12.37%$1,851.04.4%27.9 more
 All states combined8.26%8.87%17.13%$18,818.63.0%325.0 more
 Utah9.34%7.96%17.31%$157.23.6%3.0 more
 Vermont14.14%8.44%22.58%$32.32.7%0.6 more
 Virginia7.38%7.43%14.81%$501.62.5%8.4 more
 Washington7.93%8.86%16.79%$475.23.5%7.2 more
 West Virginia13.21%7.63%20.84%$85.44.4%1.8 more
 Wisconsin9.00%8.94%17.95%$319.72.8%5.8 more
 Wyoming8.59%9.86%18.45%$49.64.4%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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Data Sources for 2016:

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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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