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  • Elevator Story gives you a penetrating look at government debt and deficits in the United States. Of course, the big story is federal debt; but you can also look at state and local government debt.

    You can look at current debt and recent debt for the federal government and the states. You can look at our debt chart gallery, and create your own debt chart.

    You can look at the history of federal, state and local government debt over the last century, and you can look at federal debt going back to 1792.

    You can download debt data by cutting and pasting tab-delimited data or by downloading a CSV file. Overview >

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State FY15 Tax Update

On September 27, 2015 updated FY2015 state revenue with quarterly tax data from the US Census Bureau.  Local tax data was updated by assuming that local taxes for 2015 changed by the same percent as state taxes of the same type.

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