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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 2017  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 Alabama10.36%9.61%19.96%$219.542.4%4.9 more
 Alaska22.44%11.56%34.00%$51.261.6%0.7 more
 Arizona9.37%9.07%18.44%$311.812.1%7.0 more
 Arkansas13.08%7.71%20.79%$130.492.3%3.0 more
 California8.34%11.55%19.89%$2,702.333.3%39.5 more
 Colorado8.57%9.97%18.54%$337.613.1%5.6 more
 Connecticut9.84%7.29%17.13%$277.152.0%3.6 more
 Delaware11.07%5.70%16.77%$73.552.5%1.0 more
 District of Columbia1.40%12.83%14.23%$133.862.7%0.7 more
 Florida7.85%10.71%18.56%$969.472.9%21.0 more
 Georgia7.20%8.74%15.94%$541.282.7%10.4 more
 Hawaii16.57%5.80%22.36%$86.492.4%1.4 more
 Idaho9.80%7.86%17.67%$69.862.5%1.7 more
 Illinois8.00%10.12%18.11%$841.342.6%12.8 more
 Indiana7.53%7.92%15.45%$362.792.4%6.7 more
 Iowa10.14%9.63%19.78%$184.762.1%3.1 more
 Kansas9.08%9.89%18.97%$155.191.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky13.55%7.70%21.25%$208.952.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana10.75%8.84%19.60%$251.532.4%4.7 more
 Maine14.61%8.71%23.31%$60.541.9%1.3 more
 Maryland9.61%9.20%18.81%$392.892.3%6.0 more
 Massachusetts10.39%7.48%17.87%$517.752.5%6.8 more
 Michigan9.78%9.03%18.80%$505.872.3%9.9 more
 Minnesota9.74%9.32%19.06%$360.352.6%5.6 more
 Mississippi14.55%12.19%26.74%$113.732.1%3.0 more
 Missouri8.39%8.34%16.72%$315.872.3%6.1 more
 Montana13.25%8.63%21.88%$49.123.0%1.1 more
 Nebraska7.07%11.17%18.24%$122.112.5%1.9 more
 Nevada6.97%9.47%16.45%$154.772.8%3.0 more
 New Hampshire8.36%7.66%16.02%$77.852.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey10.50%8.26%18.76%$615.232.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico15.32%9.61%24.93%$94.002.1%2.1 more
 New York7.71%13.10%20.81%$1,557.582.3%19.7 more
 North Carolina7.27%8.74%16.01%$546.582.8%10.3 more
 North Dakota10.74%7.82%18.56%$54.511.1%0.8 more
 Ohio11.08%8.94%20.02%$652.972.4%11.6 more
 Oklahoma11.63%8.43%20.06%$180.362.3%3.9 more
 Oregon11.88%9.14%21.02%$237.053.3%4.2 more
 Pennsylvania10.03%8.96%18.98%$734.722.4%12.8 more
 Rhode Island12.77%7.88%20.65%$61.412.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina12.37%10.79%23.15%$216.402.5%5.0 more
 South Dakota8.35%7.58%15.94%$49.702.4%0.9 more
 Tennessee7.64%10.72%18.36%$341.992.5%6.7 more
 Texas7.13%8.57%15.70%$1,640.543.2%28.3 more
 All states combined8.90%9.68%18.58%$19,302.801.9%325.4 more
 Utah10.00%7.51%17.51%$160.023.0%3.1 more
 Vermont16.07%8.62%24.69%$32.411.9%0.6 more
 Virginia7.69%8.25%15.94%$517.732.3%8.5 more
 Washington8.94%9.60%18.54%$483.922.8%7.4 more
 West Virginia14.93%8.07%22.99%$76.281.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin9.94%9.25%19.19%$331.342.4%5.8 more
 Wyoming10.38%13.13%23.51%$38.502.0%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 2017:

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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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