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

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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)
 Alabama1.55%0.13%1.67%$210.10.7%4.9 more
 Alaska2.28%0.06%2.35%$50.9-0.5%0.7 more
 Arizona1.38%0.13%1.52%$298.60.3%6.9 more
 Arkansas1.28%0.03%1.30%$125.60.6%3.0 more
 California1.51%0.51%2.02%$2,564.82.2%39.5 more
 Colorado1.59%0.12%1.72%$323.51.9%5.6 more
 Connecticut1.45%0.26%1.71%$265.60.1%3.6 more
 Delaware0.86%0.08%0.94%$70.31.0%1.0 more
 District of Columbia0.08%0.39%0.47%$127.31.3%0.7 more
 Florida0.89%0.27%1.15%$920.51.6%20.6 more
 Georgia1.16%0.15%1.32%$515.01.3%10.3 more
 Hawaii1.59%0.27%1.86%$82.50.8%1.4 more
 Idaho1.51%0.03%1.54%$67.00.9%1.7 more
 Illinois1.53%0.72%2.25%$802.31.1%12.8 more
 Indiana0.71%0.02%0.73%$346.80.8%6.6 more
 Iowa1.22%0.00%1.22%$177.70.2%3.1 more
 Kansas1.08%0.07%1.15%$149.8-0.1%2.9 more
 Kentucky1.94%0.05%1.98%$200.10.4%4.4 more
 Louisiana1.78%0.10%1.88%$244.20.8%4.7 more
 Maine1.61%0.17%1.78%$58.10.0%1.3 more
 Maryland0.91%0.31%1.22%$375.40.6%6.0 more
 Massachusetts0.94%0.33%1.27%$493.70.9%6.8 more
 Michigan1.37%0.34%1.70%$482.60.6%9.9 more
 Minnesota1.40%0.09%1.49%$344.21.2%5.5 more
 Mississippi2.50%0.41%2.91%$109.40.2%3.0 more
 Missouri1.34%0.22%1.56%$302.20.5%6.1 more
 Montana1.92%0.18%2.10%$47.11.8%1.0 more
 Nebraska0.56%0.32%0.88%$117.01.0%1.9 more
 Nevada1.49%0.24%1.74%$147.11.4%2.9 more
 New Hampshire0.92%0.02%0.94%$74.60.3%1.3 more
 New Jersey1.78%0.01%1.78%$587.30.8%9.0 more
 New Mexico2.33%0.22%2.55%$91.70.2%2.1 more
 New York1.27%0.84%2.11%$1,487.80.6%19.8 more
 North Carolina1.07%0.01%1.08%$519.61.4%10.1 more
 North Dakota1.28%0.13%1.41%$53.7-1.4%0.8 more
 Ohio2.85%0.07%2.92%$625.30.8%11.6 more
 Oklahoma1.44%0.08%1.52%$177.20.6%3.9 more
 Oregon2.22%0.09%2.32%$224.92.2%4.1 more
 Pennsylvania1.38%0.33%1.71%$705.40.8%12.8 more
 Rhode Island1.59%0.28%1.87%$58.70.4%1.1 more
 South Carolina1.66%0.00%1.66%$206.10.9%5.0 more
 South Dakota1.03%0.05%1.07%$47.70.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee0.62%0.20%0.83%$325.81.0%6.7 more
 Texas0.84%0.11%0.95%$1,592.82.0%28.0 more
 All states combined1.33%0.28%1.62%$18,472.01.2%324.0 more
 Utah1.09%0.03%1.12%$152.51.7%3.0 more
 Vermont1.09%0.07%1.16%$31.1-0.1%0.6 more
 Virginia0.79%0.20%0.99%$494.80.6%8.4 more
 Washington1.41%0.14%1.55%$460.61.5%7.3 more
 West Virginia1.93%0.08%2.01%$74.1-0.2%1.8 more
 Wisconsin1.38%0.16%1.53%$316.20.9%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.01%0.21%2.22%$37.90.0%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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CBO Long Term Budget Outlook 2016

On July 12, 2016, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook for 2016, which projects federal spending and revenue out into the 2040s.  As before, the CBO study shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget, with federal spending exceeding 28 percent GDP by mid century while federal revenue stays below 20 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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