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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

Pensions

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama1.53%0.11%1.65%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 Alaska1.72%0.05%1.77%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Arizona1.22%0.11%1.33%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Arkansas1.26%0.04%1.30%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 California1.46%0.53%1.99%$0.13.4%39.2 more
 Colorado1.34%0.08%1.42%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 Connecticut1.34%0.27%1.61%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Delaware0.88%0.09%0.97%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 District of Columbia0.05%0.30%0.34%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 Florida0.86%0.26%1.12%$0.13.5%20.2 more
 Georgia1.16%0.15%1.30%$0.13.3%10.2 more
 Hawaii1.38%0.11%1.50%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Idaho1.12%0.00%1.12%$0.14.2%1.7 more
 Illinois1.46%0.75%2.21%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 Indiana0.71%0.04%0.75%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Iowa1.15%0.00%1.15%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 Kansas0.95%0.06%1.00%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Kentucky1.83%0.03%1.86%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana1.63%0.10%1.72%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Maine1.42%0.08%1.50%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Maryland0.95%0.34%1.30%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Massachusetts1.07%0.39%1.46%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Michigan1.42%0.38%1.79%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Minnesota1.15%0.08%1.23%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Mississippi2.06%0.18%2.24%$0.13.2%3.0 more
 Missouri1.15%0.21%1.36%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Montana1.36%0.12%1.48%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Nebraska0.48%0.27%0.76%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Nevada1.32%0.13%1.45%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 New Hampshire0.82%0.02%0.84%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey1.64%0.00%1.64%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 New Mexico1.83%0.15%1.98%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 New York1.18%0.92%2.10%$0.12.9%19.8 more
 North Carolina0.95%0.01%0.95%$0.13.5%10.0 more
 North Dakota0.43%0.03%0.46%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Ohio2.44%0.06%2.50%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Oklahoma1.07%0.04%1.11%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Oregon1.54%0.06%1.60%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania1.34%0.23%1.57%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island1.80%0.39%2.19%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina1.52%0.00%1.52%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 South Dakota0.89%0.04%0.93%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee0.67%0.22%0.89%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Texas0.80%0.12%0.92%$0.14.0%27.4 more
 All states combined1.25%0.28%1.54%$0.12.9%321.2 more
 Utah0.81%0.00%0.81%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Vermont0.80%0.04%0.84%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Virginia0.79%0.21%0.99%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Washington0.80%0.06%0.86%$0.13.6%7.2 more
 West Virginia1.36%0.06%1.42%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Wisconsin1.56%0.19%1.74%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming0.91%0.10%1.02%$0.15.6%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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State Finances for FY 2013

On February 3, 2015 the US Census Bureau released data on state finances for FY 2013 here, including spending and revenue for each individual state and for all states combined.

On February 3, 2015 we updated state and local spending and revenue data for FY2013 through FY2020 as follows:
  1. We replaced "guesstimatedstate spending and revenue data for FY2013 using the new FY2013 data from the Census Bureau.
  2. We replaced "guesstimatedlocal spending and revenue data for FY 2013 with estimates for each spending and revenue category using the trends in state finances between FY 2012 and FY 2013.
  3. We replaced "guesstimatedstate revenue data for FY 2014 with data from the Census Bureau's quarterly state tax summary here.
  4. We replaced "guesstimatedlocal revenue data for FY 2014 with estimates for each category using trends for each category of state revenue between FY 2013 and FY 2014.
  5. We replaced "guesstimated" state and local spending and revenue for FY 2014 thru FY2020 with new guesstimates based on the latest Census Bureau data for FY 2013 state finances and FY 2014 quarterly tax data.
We expect the Census Bureau to release local spending and revenue data for FY 2013 not earlier than Summer 2015.

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