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Compare Spending By State

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 2015  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Total Spending

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama11.06%11.05%22.11%$0.11.1%4.9 more
 Alaska17.82%9.07%26.89%$0.1-0.1%0.7 more
 Arizona8.10%9.30%17.41%$0.11.5%6.8 more
 Arkansas11.57%7.88%19.46%$0.11.1%3.0 more
 California8.20%10.76%18.96%$0.12.3%39.2 more
 Colorado7.23%8.83%16.06%$0.13.5%5.4 more
 Connecticut10.16%7.21%17.37%$0.11.0%3.6 more
 Delaware11.83%5.47%17.30%$0.11.3%0.9 more
 District of Columbia-0.94%10.87%9.92%$0.11.6%0.7 more
 Florida7.55%11.08%18.63%$0.12.3%20.2 more
 Georgia7.25%9.15%16.40%$0.12.0%10.2 more
 Hawaii14.15%4.58%18.73%$0.11.1%1.4 more
 Idaho10.24%7.94%18.18%$0.12.2%1.7 more
 Illinois8.55%9.74%18.29%$0.11.4%12.9 more
 Indiana9.07%8.88%17.95%$0.10.9%6.6 more
 Iowa9.09%9.34%18.43%$0.10.9%3.1 more
 Kansas7.39%8.51%15.91%$0.11.7%2.9 more
 Kentucky12.16%8.02%20.18%$0.11.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana10.73%9.98%20.71%$0.11.8%4.7 more
 Maine12.95%9.30%22.25%$0.10.8%1.3 more
 Maryland7.95%7.40%15.34%$0.11.2%6.0 more
 Massachusetts10.20%7.01%17.21%$0.12.0%6.8 more
 Michigan9.94%9.44%19.38%$0.11.8%9.9 more
 Minnesota8.30%9.69%17.99%$0.11.5%5.5 more
 Mississippi15.32%12.99%28.31%$0.10.0%3.0 more
 Missouri9.65%8.87%18.52%$0.11.2%6.1 more
 Montana13.87%8.61%22.49%$0.11.7%1.0 more
 Nebraska7.60%11.56%19.16%$0.11.1%1.9 more
 Nevada7.47%10.24%17.71%$0.11.3%2.9 more
 New Hampshire8.63%7.40%16.03%$0.12.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey10.73%8.77%19.50%$0.10.9%9.0 more
 New Mexico12.14%8.57%20.71%$0.11.3%2.1 more
 New York9.12%12.58%21.70%$0.12.2%19.8 more
 North Carolina8.99%9.92%18.92%$0.11.5%10.0 more
 North Dakota12.02%7.66%19.67%$0.14.5%0.8 more
 Ohio10.56%9.33%19.88%$0.11.9%11.6 more
 Oklahoma10.88%7.46%18.34%$0.12.3%3.9 more
 Oregon10.12%8.61%18.73%$0.12.8%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania10.15%8.81%18.95%$0.11.7%12.8 more
 Rhode Island13.64%7.88%21.52%$0.11.4%1.1 more
 South Carolina11.34%8.87%20.20%$0.12.0%4.9 more
 South Dakota8.58%7.23%15.81%$0.11.0%0.9 more
 Tennessee8.85%10.71%19.55%$0.11.7%6.6 more
 Texas6.30%8.35%14.64%$0.13.8%27.4 more
 All states combined8.53%8.79%17.31%$0.12.1%321.2 more
 Utah11.61%9.31%20.92%$0.12.5%3.0 more
 Vermont15.68%9.29%24.97%$0.11.0%0.6 more
 Virginia8.14%8.05%16.20%$0.10.7%8.4 more
 Washington8.95%9.59%18.54%$0.12.5%7.2 more
 West Virginia14.96%8.40%23.36%$0.13.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin9.45%9.59%19.04%$0.11.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming10.78%12.00%22.79%$0.13.8%0.6 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1

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 2015:

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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CBO Long-term Outlook 2015

On June16, 2015, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook for 2015, which projects federal spending and revenue out into the 2080s.  As before, the CBO study shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget, with federal spending exceeding 35 percent GDP by the end of the century while federal revenue stays below 25 percent GDP.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the CBO Long Term Budget Outlook here.  You can download the data and also view CBO Long Term Budget Outlooks going back to 1999.

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