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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 +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama11.55%11.32%22.86%$208.81.5%4.9 more
 Alaska18.43%11.30%29.73%$58.30.9%0.7 more
 Arizona8.40%9.57%17.97%$300.11.8%6.9 more
 Arkansas11.81%8.02%19.83%$127.01.6%3.0 more
 California8.45%11.91%20.36%$2,464.52.3%39.5 more
 Colorado7.46%10.03%17.49%$332.93.0%5.6 more
 Connecticut9.68%6.30%15.98%$264.91.5%3.6 more
 Delaware12.14%5.19%17.33%$66.11.7%1.0 more
 District of Columbia2.49%15.42%17.91%$121.91.8%0.7 more
 Florida7.35%10.55%17.90%$899.22.3%20.6 more
 Georgia7.48%8.96%16.44%$507.62.1%10.3 more
 Hawaii13.59%3.81%17.40%$81.41.6%1.4 more
 Idaho10.65%8.04%18.69%$68.32.2%1.7 more
 Illinois8.47%9.80%18.27%$784.01.7%12.8 more
 Indiana8.85%8.53%17.37%$331.81.5%6.6 more
 Iowa9.21%8.83%18.04%$178.31.5%3.1 more
 Kansas7.38%9.57%16.95%$155.11.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky11.42%6.18%17.60%$197.91.6%4.4 more
 Louisiana10.20%8.58%18.78%$261.92.0%4.7 more
 Maine13.30%8.12%21.41%$58.31.4%1.3 more
 Maryland7.94%8.85%16.79%$365.81.6%6.0 more
 Massachusetts10.08%7.80%17.88%$489.12.1%6.8 more
 Michigan9.99%9.38%19.37%$478.82.0%9.9 more
 Minnesota7.93%9.85%17.78%$332.31.8%5.5 more
 Mississippi14.31%11.62%25.93%$108.10.9%3.0 more
 Missouri7.89%9.88%17.77%$298.71.6%6.1 more
 Montana12.53%8.47%21.00%$46.51.9%1.0 more
 Nebraska7.50%11.52%19.02%$117.51.6%1.9 more
 Nevada5.08%8.03%13.12%$139.21.7%2.9 more
 New Hampshire8.32%7.35%15.67%$76.12.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey9.83%7.87%17.70%$573.31.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico13.19%8.52%21.71%$97.21.7%2.1 more
 New York9.45%12.96%22.41%$1,500.72.2%19.8 more
 North Carolina8.09%9.75%17.84%$510.21.8%10.1 more
 North Dakota8.97%7.68%16.66%$60.83.6%0.8 more
 Ohio10.40%8.53%18.94%$617.12.0%11.6 more
 Oklahoma10.29%7.68%17.97%$194.92.3%3.9 more
 Oregon9.87%8.07%17.93%$231.72.6%4.1 more
 Pennsylvania10.20%9.80%20.00%$700.71.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island11.86%8.13%20.00%$57.91.7%1.1 more
 South Carolina11.84%10.84%22.69%$202.72.1%5.0 more
 South Dakota8.42%7.62%16.04%$48.11.5%0.9 more
 Tennessee6.93%10.08%17.02%$318.01.9%6.7 more
 Texas6.00%7.77%13.77%$1,780.13.2%28.0 more
 All states combined8.75%9.87%18.63%$18,472.01.2%324.0 more
 Utah9.12%8.48%17.60%$151.22.4%3.0 more
 Vermont16.32%9.96%26.28%$31.11.5%0.6 more
 Virginia8.14%8.41%16.55%$482.91.3%8.4 more
 Washington8.59%9.66%18.25%$457.12.4%7.3 more
 West Virginia14.46%8.41%22.87%$82.13.2%1.8 more
 Wisconsin9.41%9.18%18.59%$307.71.7%5.8 more
 Wyoming9.57%10.82%20.39%$47.73.2%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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