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Compare state and local 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 2015  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Education

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama3.23%4.06%7.29%$0.11.1%4.9 more
 Alaska3.19%3.39%6.58%$0.1-0.1%0.7 more
 Arizona1.69%3.38%5.06%$0.11.5%6.8 more
 Arkansas2.62%4.21%6.83%$0.11.1%3.0 more
 California1.29%3.33%4.62%$0.12.3%39.2 more
 Colorado1.70%2.76%4.46%$0.13.5%5.4 more
 Connecticut1.37%3.68%5.05%$0.11.0%3.6 more
 Delaware2.87%3.30%6.17%$0.11.3%0.9 more
 District of Columbia-0.05%2.06%2.01%$0.11.6%0.7 more
 Florida1.22%3.38%4.60%$0.12.3%20.2 more
 Georgia1.71%3.64%5.35%$0.12.0%10.2 more
 Hawaii4.26%-0.07%4.19%$0.11.1%1.4 more
 Idaho1.74%3.35%5.09%$0.12.2%1.7 more
 Illinois1.16%3.80%4.96%$0.11.4%12.9 more
 Indiana2.14%3.26%5.40%$0.10.9%6.6 more
 Iowa2.00%4.22%6.21%$0.10.9%3.1 more
 Kansas1.67%4.01%5.68%$0.11.7%2.9 more
 Kentucky2.93%3.70%6.63%$0.11.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana1.72%3.40%5.12%$0.11.8%4.7 more
 Maine1.76%5.62%7.38%$0.10.8%1.3 more
 Maryland1.35%3.86%5.21%$0.11.2%6.0 more
 Massachusetts1.39%3.07%4.45%$0.12.0%6.8 more
 Michigan2.17%2.98%5.14%$0.11.8%9.9 more
 Minnesota1.98%3.47%5.46%$0.11.5%5.5 more
 Mississippi2.53%5.05%7.58%$0.10.0%3.0 more
 Missouri1.77%3.81%5.58%$0.11.2%6.1 more
 Montana2.13%3.85%5.97%$0.11.7%1.0 more
 Nebraska1.83%3.83%5.66%$0.11.1%1.9 more
 Nevada1.16%3.03%4.20%$0.11.3%2.9 more
 New Hampshire1.69%4.01%5.70%$0.12.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey1.76%4.76%6.51%$0.10.9%9.0 more
 New Mexico2.65%4.30%6.95%$0.11.3%2.1 more
 New York0.91%4.19%5.10%$0.12.2%19.8 more
 North Carolina2.06%4.01%6.07%$0.11.5%10.0 more
 North Dakota2.30%2.83%5.13%$0.14.5%0.8 more
 Ohio1.44%3.91%5.34%$0.11.9%11.6 more
 Oklahoma2.31%3.39%5.70%$0.12.3%3.9 more
 Oregon1.67%3.36%5.03%$0.12.8%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania1.64%3.86%5.49%$0.11.7%12.8 more
 Rhode Island2.09%4.10%6.19%$0.11.4%1.1 more
 South Carolina2.62%2.88%5.50%$0.12.0%4.9 more
 South Dakota1.44%3.03%4.47%$0.11.0%0.9 more
 Tennessee1.92%3.21%5.13%$0.11.7%6.6 more
 Texas1.42%3.77%5.19%$0.13.8%27.4 more
 All states combined1.58%3.06%4.64%$0.12.1%321.2 more
 Utah3.35%3.49%6.84%$0.12.5%3.0 more
 Vermont3.08%5.16%8.24%$0.11.0%0.6 more
 Virginia1.94%3.32%5.26%$0.10.7%8.4 more
 Washington1.87%2.92%4.79%$0.12.5%7.2 more
 West Virginia3.18%4.44%7.62%$0.13.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin2.15%4.13%6.27%$0.11.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming1.51%4.34%5.85%$0.13.8%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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CBO Long-term Outlook 2015

On June16, 2015, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook for 2015, which projects federal spending and revenue out into the 2080s.  As before, the CBO study shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget, with federal spending exceeding 35 percent GDP by the end of the century while federal revenue stays below 25 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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