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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 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State and
 District of Columbia0.00%12.36%12.36%$111.7-0.6%0.6 more
 Texas6.25%7.52%13.77%$1,557.25.5%26.5 more
 South Dakota8.36%7.29%15.66%$44.70.9%0.8 more
 North Dakota9.36%6.52%15.88%$51.00.9%0.7 more
 Virginia7.99%7.98%15.97%$455.00.4%8.3 more
 New Hampshire8.91%7.61%16.51%$68.71.4%1.3 more
 Indiana8.84%8.23%17.07%$311.22.2%6.6 more
 Connecticut9.88%7.25%17.13%$246.91.0%3.6 more
 Colorado7.79%9.43%17.22%$288.32.1%5.3 more
 Georgia7.69%9.57%17.26%$456.52.0%10.0 more
 Nevada7.08%10.46%17.53%$128.00.7%2.8 more
 Delaware12.13%5.52%17.65%$60.80.7%0.9 more
 Maryland9.11%8.56%17.67%$339.40.7%5.9 more
 North Carolina8.66%9.07%17.73%$467.12.7%9.8 more
 Massachusetts10.73%7.11%17.84%$441.51.2%6.7 more
 Missouri8.92%9.05%17.97%$276.71.8%6.0 more
 Kansas8.69%9.43%18.12%$142.4-0.3%2.9 more
 Oklahoma10.61%7.56%18.17%$176.41.8%3.9 more
 Minnesota8.78%9.55%18.32%$307.32.1%5.4 more
 Illinois8.25%10.08%18.33%$724.80.2%12.9 more
 Washington8.83%9.58%18.41%$407.22.3%7.0 more
 Arizona8.65%9.83%18.47%$274.70.8%6.6 more
 All states combined9.05%9.55%18.60%$16,768.117.1%316.9 more
 Nebraska7.05%11.56%18.61%$109.43.9%1.9 more
 Utah10.19%8.46%18.65%$135.03.7%2.9 more
 Tennessee8.10%10.81%18.92%$290.11.6%6.5 more
 Idaho10.72%8.31%19.03%$61.12.6%1.6 more
 New Jersey10.47%8.58%19.05%$537.40.8%8.9 more
 Iowa9.45%9.62%19.08%$166.82.2%3.1 more
 Wisconsin9.79%9.62%19.42%$284.72.2%5.7 more
 Oregon10.42%9.03%19.45%$204.9-1.0%3.9 more
 Hawaii14.99%4.46%19.45%$75.11.4%1.4 more
 Florida7.82%11.79%19.61%$800.72.5%19.6 more
 Louisiana10.46%9.22%19.67%$246.7-2.5%4.6 more
 Pennsylvania10.73%9.34%20.06%$640.31.5%12.8 more
 California8.52%11.70%20.22%$2,213.02.3%38.4 more
 Michigan10.05%10.29%20.34%$434.72.8%9.9 more
 Ohio10.62%9.73%20.35%$562.82.1%11.6 more
 Arkansas12.30%8.11%20.42%$118.61.9%3.0 more
 Wyoming9.94%10.84%20.78%$41.80.5%0.6 more
 Rhode Island13.17%7.90%21.06%$53.31.9%1.1 more
 Montana13.26%8.24%21.50%$43.01.0%1.0 more
 Kentucky13.12%8.41%21.53%$183.61.2%4.4 more
 Alabama11.16%10.82%21.98%$194.72.5%4.8 more
 South Carolina12.50%9.73%22.22%$182.41.4%4.8 more
 New York9.53%13.07%22.60%$1,341.61.0%19.7 more
 Maine14.12%9.01%23.13%$54.60.5%1.3 more
 New Mexico13.98%9.34%23.33%$90.81.0%2.1 more
 West Virginia15.25%8.31%23.55%$70.61.3%1.9 more
 Vermont15.66%9.07%24.74%$28.8-0.3%0.6 more
 Alaska17.78%8.53%26.31%$57.3-4.0%0.7 more
 Mississippi14.46%12.46%26.91%$104.1-1.1%3.0 more
Notes: guesstimated1 estimated actual

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 2013:

GDP, GO: 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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Federal Deficit and Outlay Actuals for FY15

On October 15, 2015, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY15 ending September 30 was $439 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 16 federal budget published in February 2015:

Federal Finances
FY15 Outcomes
Receipts $3,176$3,249
Deficit$583$439 now shows the new numbers for total FY15 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes ""Table 4: Receipts of the United States Government, September 2015 and Other Periods." This table of receipts by source is used for to post federal receipt actuals for FY2015.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2015 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for to estimate actual outlays by "subfunction" for FY2015 by factoring budgeted amounts by the difference between budgeted and actual "function" amounts where actual outlays by subfunction cannot be gleaned from the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Final detailed FY2015 numbers will not appear until the FY2016 federal budget is published in February 2015 with the actual outlays for FY15 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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