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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
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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2012  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 North Dakota15.35%9.37%$0.120.3%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.54%11.45%$0.12.4%9.7 more
 Ohio20.59%14.52%$0.13.1%11.6 more
 Oklahoma18.11%11.51%$0.13.0%3.8 more
 Oregon18.85%17.00%$0.14.0%3.9 more
 New York23.23%26.87%$0.11.7%19.6 more
 New Mexico23.65%17.86%$0.11.2%2.1 more
 Nebraska19.12%12.45%$0.12.2%1.9 more
 Montana22.02%14.66%$0.12.4%1.0 more
 Nevada18.20%20.88%$0.12.1%2.8 more
 New Hampshire17.15%17.40%$0.11.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey19.46%19.89%$0.12.6%8.9 more
 Pennsylvania20.67%19.71%$0.11.2%12.8 more
 Rhode Island22.18%22.57%$0.11.3%1.1 more
 Washington19.11%19.49%$0.13.4%6.9 more
 Virginia15.90%14.56%$0.11.3%8.2 more
 West Virginia23.97%16.08%$0.1-1.4%1.9 more
 Wisconsin20.30%16.73%$0.11.0%5.7 more
 Wyoming20.62%5.51%$0.1-2.8%0.6 more
 Vermont24.67%16.96%$0.11.1%0.6 more
 Utah19.11%15.46%$0.15.0%2.9 more
 South Carolina23.31%22.90%$0.11.5%4.7 more
 South Dakota16.24%13.80%$0.10.3%0.8 more
 Tennessee20.38%13.74%$0.13.3%6.5 more
 Texas15.20%17.99%$0.16.9%26.1 more
 Missouri18.81%17.08%$0.11.2%6.0 more
 Mississippi26.95%14.33%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 Delaware17.18%14.21%$0.10.6%0.9 more
 Connecticut16.93%16.93%$0.11.0%3.6 more
 District of Columbia12.14%10.62%$0.1-0.5%0.6 more
 Florida20.93%20.18%$0.12.2%19.3 more
 Georgia18.01%12.07%$0.11.5%9.9 more
 Colorado18.47%18.80%$0.13.0%5.2 more
 California20.64%19.51%$0.12.7%38.0 more
 Alabama21.96%15.76%$0.12.4%4.8 more
 Alaska25.14%17.76%$0.13.5%0.7 more
 Arizona19.01%18.34%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Arkansas20.74%10.85%$0.11.1%2.9 more
 Hawaii19.87%18.59%$0.11.7%1.4 more
 Idaho20.23%11.10%$0.10.0%1.6 more
 Maryland18.14%13.59%$0.11.2%5.9 more
 Maine22.79%16.47%$0.10.6%1.3 more
 Massachusetts18.50%21.98%$0.12.3%6.6 more
 Michigan22.05%17.48%$0.11.5%9.9 more
 Minnesota18.74%16.47%$0.12.0%5.4 more
 Louisiana18.46%15.96%$0.12.1%4.6 more
 Kentucky21.93%23.91%$0.10.8%4.4 more
 Illinois18.32%21.45%$0.11.4%12.9 more
 Indiana17.31%15.84%$0.12.5%6.5 more
 Iowa20.07%12.25%$0.12.5%3.1 more
 Kansas19.43%20.25%$0.10.4%2.9 more
 All states combined19.41%18.16%$0.12.8%314.2 more
Notes: actual 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:
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 2012:

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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Medicare/Social Security Trustee Reports Released

On July 28, 2014, the Center for Medicare Services released its annual Medicare Trustees Report, which projects Medicare spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the Medicare Outlook here based on data in the 2014 Medicare Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view selected Medicare Trustee forecasts going back to 2005.

On July 28, 2014, the Social Security Administration released its annual OASDI Trustees Report, which projects Social Security spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that Social Security spending will max out at about 6 percent of GDP.

UsGovernmentspending.com is publishing for the first time a chart of the Social Security Outlook here based on data in the 2014 OASDI Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view OASDI Trustee forecasts for 2005 and 1997.

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