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Compare States Growth And Debt

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

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Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
 Education
 Welfare
 Protection
 Transportation
 Debt
 GSP Growth

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Wyoming19.41%4.06%$0.15.6%0.6 more
 North Dakota16.59%8.79%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Arkansas21.54%9.33%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 Idaho17.41%10.51%$0.14.2%1.6 more
 Georgia17.20%10.84%$0.13.3%10.1 more
 District of Columbia13.59%10.86%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.27%10.88%$0.13.5%10.1 more
 Oklahoma16.91%10.89%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Nebraska17.74%11.24%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Iowa19.29%11.98%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 South Dakota13.89%13.34%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Maryland19.40%13.41%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Tennessee19.55%13.97%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Mississippi25.74%14.00%$0.13.2%3.0 more
 Delaware17.93%14.09%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 Ohio19.22%14.27%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Montana20.06%14.28%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Indiana16.58%14.56%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Virginia15.79%14.58%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Maine20.22%14.91%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 West Virginia22.26%15.03%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Alabama20.67%15.40%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 New Mexico19.63%15.79%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 Connecticut16.60%15.94%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Michigan21.14%16.00%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Missouri18.38%16.07%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Vermont23.37%16.12%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Louisiana16.21%16.22%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Minnesota17.44%16.35%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Oregon17.38%16.48%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Arizona17.52%16.79%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Wisconsin17.60%16.94%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 New Hampshire15.48%16.97%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Utah19.64%17.22%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Colorado16.93%17.35%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 All states combined18.09%17.48%$0.13.3%322.4 more
 Hawaii19.47%17.62%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Washington18.05%17.66%$0.13.6%7.1 more
 California18.08%18.03%$0.13.4%39.0 more
 Texas15.20%18.05%$0.14.0%27.2 more
 Alaska25.56%18.20%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Pennsylvania18.86%18.79%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 Nevada17.96%18.93%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 Florida18.82%19.41%$0.13.5%20.0 more
 New Jersey18.89%19.62%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 Kansas18.28%19.89%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Rhode Island20.98%20.37%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 Massachusetts19.13%21.42%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Illinois16.93%21.45%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 South Carolina19.62%21.68%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 Kentucky20.30%22.90%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 New York22.05%26.53%$0.12.9%19.8 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1 actual

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 2015:

GDP, GO: See 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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State FY14 Tax Update

On September 27, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated FY2014 state revenue with quarterly tax data from the US Census Bureau.  Local tax data was updated by assuming that local taxes for 2014 changed by the same percent as state taxes of the same type.

The following table shows "guesstimated" US state and local total revenue before and after the change.

Revenue
$ billion
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Before2,6682,7162,809-
After2,4152,5892,6752,714

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