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Compare States Welfare Spending

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

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Welfare
as percent GDP

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
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2014  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Welfare

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama0.68%0.30%0.98%$0.11.4%4.8 more
 Alaska1.91%0.38%2.29%$0.1-0.5%0.7 more
 Arizona0.75%0.19%0.94%$0.11.6%6.7 more
 Arkansas1.39%0.10%1.49%$0.12.3%3.0 more
 California1.08%1.00%2.08%$0.12.1%38.7 more
 Colorado0.71%0.40%1.11%$0.13.2%5.3 more
 Connecticut1.21%0.31%1.53%$0.11.5%3.6 more
 Delaware1.54%0.21%1.75%$0.11.8%0.9 more
 District of Columbia0.04%1.47%1.51%$0.10.6%0.7 more
 Florida0.37%0.31%0.68%$0.12.2%19.8 more
 Georgia0.65%0.16%0.81%$0.12.0%10.1 more
 Hawaii1.24%0.17%1.41%$0.12.0%1.4 more
 Idaho1.12%0.03%1.14%$0.13.4%1.6 more
 Illinois0.87%0.20%1.07%$0.11.4%12.9 more
 Indiana1.11%0.07%1.18%$0.12.1%6.6 more
 Iowa0.78%0.09%0.86%$0.12.6%3.1 more
 Kansas0.81%0.06%0.86%$0.12.0%2.9 more
 Kentucky1.50%0.06%1.56%$0.11.8%4.4 more
 Louisiana0.76%0.23%0.98%$0.11.7%4.6 more
 Maine2.13%0.34%2.48%$0.11.4%1.3 more
 Maryland1.35%0.37%1.72%$0.10.9%6.0 more
 Massachusetts1.75%0.43%2.18%$0.11.9%6.7 more
 Michigan1.20%0.18%1.38%$0.12.1%9.9 more
 Minnesota0.86%0.53%1.40%$0.12.6%5.5 more
 Mississippi0.93%0.17%1.10%$0.11.8%3.0 more
 Missouri0.72%0.13%0.85%$0.11.4%6.1 more
 Montana1.36%0.18%1.54%$0.12.7%1.0 more
 Nebraska1.04%0.31%1.35%$0.12.7%1.9 more
 Nevada0.95%0.26%1.21%$0.11.5%2.8 more
 New Hampshire1.11%0.38%1.50%$0.11.5%1.3 more
 New Jersey1.50%0.27%1.77%$0.11.6%8.9 more
 New Mexico0.91%0.06%0.97%$0.11.8%2.1 more
 New York0.84%1.00%1.84%$0.11.4%19.7 more
 North Carolina0.67%0.45%1.13%$0.12.3%9.9 more
 North Dakota1.28%0.61%1.90%$0.17.1%0.7 more
 Ohio1.22%0.99%2.21%$0.12.0%11.6 more
 Oklahoma1.04%0.21%1.25%$0.13.4%3.9 more
 Oregon1.18%0.29%1.47%$0.12.5%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania1.19%0.68%1.87%$0.11.3%12.8 more
 Rhode Island1.98%0.30%2.28%$0.11.8%1.1 more
 South Carolina1.11%0.12%1.22%$0.11.6%4.8 more
 South Dakota0.93%0.12%1.05%$0.12.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee1.19%0.39%1.58%$0.11.4%6.5 more
 Texas0.60%0.13%0.73%$0.13.1%26.8 more
 All states combined0.92%0.47%1.39%$0.12.0%319.6 more
 Utah0.91%0.33%1.25%$0.13.2%2.9 more
 Vermont1.89%0.27%2.16%$0.12.0%0.6 more
 Virginia0.47%0.50%0.98%$0.11.0%8.3 more
 Washington1.66%0.43%2.08%$0.12.5%7.0 more
 West Virginia1.34%0.27%1.61%$0.14.0%1.9 more
 Wisconsin0.84%0.52%1.36%$0.11.9%5.8 more
 Wyoming0.99%0.11%1.10%$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:
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 2014:

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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CBO Long-term Outlook 2014

On July 15, 2014, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook, 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.

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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