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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

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State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama3.76%2.13%5.89%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 Alaska2.89%0.95%3.85%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Arizona3.26%0.34%3.60%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Arkansas4.27%0.23%4.50%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 California2.90%1.08%3.98%$0.13.4%39.2 more
 Colorado2.11%0.76%2.86%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 Connecticut3.16%0.07%3.22%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Delaware3.18%0.25%3.43%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 District of Columbia0.06%2.57%2.63%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 Florida3.10%0.74%3.84%$0.13.5%20.2 more
 Georgia2.58%1.29%3.87%$0.13.3%10.2 more
 Hawaii3.80%0.37%4.17%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Idaho3.35%0.92%4.27%$0.14.2%1.7 more
 Illinois2.69%0.29%2.98%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 Indiana3.61%1.99%5.59%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Iowa3.51%1.08%4.60%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 Kansas2.92%0.74%3.66%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Kentucky3.62%0.37%3.99%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana3.66%1.52%5.18%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Maine5.18%0.16%5.33%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Maryland2.58%0.18%2.75%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Massachusetts3.13%0.48%3.61%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Michigan3.07%0.90%3.97%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Minnesota2.43%0.59%3.03%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Mississippi5.39%2.43%7.82%$0.13.2%3.0 more
 Missouri4.08%0.79%4.87%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Montana2.66%0.51%3.17%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Nebraska2.02%0.65%2.67%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Nevada1.87%0.74%2.61%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 New Hampshire1.50%0.04%1.54%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey2.81%0.14%2.95%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 New Mexico4.51%0.34%4.85%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 New York3.66%1.02%4.68%$0.12.9%19.8 more
 North Carolina3.14%1.66%4.80%$0.13.5%10.0 more
 North Dakota1.58%0.09%1.68%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Ohio3.48%0.68%4.16%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Oklahoma3.52%0.63%4.16%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Oregon3.22%0.55%3.76%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania3.20%0.63%3.83%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island3.66%0.12%3.78%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina3.61%2.08%5.68%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 South Dakota1.58%0.17%1.76%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee3.37%0.97%4.34%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Texas2.24%0.80%3.04%$0.14.0%27.4 more
 All states combined3.08%0.77%3.86%$0.12.9%321.2 more
 Utah2.67%0.32%2.99%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Vermont4.54%0.04%4.57%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Virginia2.45%0.29%2.74%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Washington2.49%1.02%3.51%$0.13.6%7.2 more
 West Virginia4.37%0.70%5.07%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Wisconsin2.66%0.47%3.13%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming1.86%2.82%4.67%$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:
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:

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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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State Finances for FY 2013

On February 3, 2015 the US Census Bureau released data on state finances for FY 2013 here, including spending and revenue for each individual state and for all states combined.

On February 3, 2015 we updated state and local spending and revenue data for FY2013 through FY2020 as follows:
  1. We replaced "guesstimatedstate spending and revenue data for FY2013 using the new FY2013 data from the Census Bureau.
  2. We replaced "guesstimatedlocal spending and revenue data for FY 2013 with estimates for each spending and revenue category using the trends in state finances between FY 2012 and FY 2013.
  3. We replaced "guesstimatedstate revenue data for FY 2014 with data from the Census Bureau's quarterly state tax summary here.
  4. We replaced "guesstimatedlocal revenue data for FY 2014 with estimates for each category using trends for each category of state revenue between FY 2013 and FY 2014.
  5. We replaced "guesstimated" state and local spending and revenue for FY 2014 thru FY2020 with new guesstimates based on the latest Census Bureau data for FY 2013 state finances and FY 2014 quarterly tax data.
We expect the Census Bureau to release local spending and revenue data for FY 2013 not earlier than Summer 2015.

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