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

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Total Spending
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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2016  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama11.55%11.32%22.86%$208.81.5%4.9 more
 Alaska18.43%11.30%29.73%$58.30.9%0.7 more
 Arizona8.40%9.57%17.97%$300.11.8%6.9 more
 Arkansas11.81%8.02%19.83%$127.01.6%3.0 more
 California8.45%11.91%20.36%$2,464.52.3%39.5 more
 Colorado7.46%10.03%17.49%$332.93.0%5.6 more
 Connecticut9.68%6.30%15.98%$264.91.5%3.6 more
 Delaware12.14%5.19%17.33%$66.11.7%1.0 more
 District of Columbia2.49%15.42%17.91%$121.91.8%0.7 more
 Florida7.35%10.55%17.90%$899.22.3%20.6 more
 Georgia7.48%8.96%16.44%$507.62.1%10.3 more
 Hawaii13.59%3.81%17.40%$81.41.6%1.4 more
 Idaho10.65%8.04%18.69%$68.32.2%1.7 more
 Illinois8.47%9.80%18.27%$784.01.7%12.8 more
 Indiana8.85%8.53%17.37%$331.81.5%6.6 more
 Iowa9.21%8.83%18.04%$178.31.5%3.1 more
 Kansas7.38%9.57%16.95%$155.11.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky11.42%6.18%17.60%$197.91.6%4.4 more
 Louisiana10.20%8.58%18.78%$261.92.0%4.7 more
 Maine13.30%8.12%21.41%$58.31.4%1.3 more
 Maryland7.94%8.85%16.79%$365.81.6%6.0 more
 Massachusetts10.08%7.80%17.88%$489.12.1%6.8 more
 Michigan9.99%9.38%19.37%$478.82.0%9.9 more
 Minnesota7.93%9.85%17.78%$332.31.8%5.5 more
 Mississippi14.31%11.62%25.93%$108.10.9%3.0 more
 Missouri7.89%9.88%17.77%$298.71.6%6.1 more
 Montana12.53%8.47%21.00%$46.51.9%1.0 more
 Nebraska7.50%11.52%19.02%$117.51.6%1.9 more
 Nevada5.08%8.03%13.12%$139.21.7%2.9 more
 New Hampshire8.32%7.35%15.67%$76.12.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey9.83%7.87%17.70%$573.31.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico13.19%8.52%21.71%$97.21.7%2.1 more
 New York9.45%12.96%22.41%$1,500.72.2%19.8 more
 North Carolina8.09%9.75%17.84%$510.21.8%10.1 more
 North Dakota8.97%7.68%16.66%$60.83.6%0.8 more
 Ohio10.40%8.53%18.94%$617.12.0%11.6 more
 Oklahoma10.29%7.68%17.97%$194.92.3%3.9 more
 Oregon9.87%8.07%17.93%$231.72.6%4.1 more
 Pennsylvania10.20%9.80%20.00%$700.71.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island11.86%8.13%20.00%$57.91.7%1.1 more
 South Carolina11.84%10.84%22.69%$202.72.1%5.0 more
 South Dakota8.42%7.62%16.04%$48.11.5%0.9 more
 Tennessee6.93%10.08%17.02%$318.01.9%6.7 more
 Texas6.00%7.77%13.77%$1,780.13.2%28.0 more
 All states combined8.75%9.87%18.63%$18,472.02.1%324.0 more
 Utah9.12%8.48%17.60%$151.22.4%3.0 more
 Vermont16.32%9.96%26.28%$31.11.5%0.6 more
 Virginia8.14%8.41%16.55%$482.91.3%8.4 more
 Washington8.59%9.66%18.25%$457.12.4%7.3 more
 West Virginia14.46%8.41%22.87%$82.13.2%1.8 more
 Wisconsin9.41%9.18%18.59%$307.71.7%5.8 more
 Wyoming9.57%10.82%20.39%$47.73.2%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 2016:

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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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Federal Budget for FY17 Released

On February 9, 2016, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from the historical tables in the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017. Actual revenue for FY 2015 and estimated revenue through FY 2021 come from Historical Tables 2.1, 2.4, and 2.5. Actual spending for FY 2015 and estimated spending at the subfunction level through FY 2021 comes from Table 3.2. Budget Authority estimates come from Table 5.1, federal debt estimates come from Table 7.1 and GDP estimates come from Table 10.1. Intergovernmental transfers come from Table 12.3.

Here is how headline budget estimates for the upcoming FY 2017 fiscal year have changed since the release of the FY 2016 budget a year ago in 2015.

FY 2017 Federal Budget Changes Since 2015
$ billionEstimate in
FY16 Budget
Estimate in
FY17 Budget
Change
Federal Outlays$4,217.8$4,147.2-$70.6
Federal Receipts$3,755.0$3,643.7-$111.3
Federal Deficit$462.8$503.5+$40.7

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