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Vermont Legislative Research Shop

 

An Analysis of State and Local Government Spending

 

State

Total State and Local Expenditures 1997 (in millions of $)

Gross State Product

State and Local Spending as a percentage of GSP 1997

Alabama

20,174

109,833

18.37

Alaska

7,526

24,236

31.05

Arizona

21,156

133,801

15.81

Arkansas

10,488

61,628

17.02

California

196,040

1,118,945

17.52

Colorado

20,619

141,791

14.54

Connecticut

20,268

142,099

14.26

Delaware

4,379

33,735

12.98

Florida

71,314

418,851

17.03

Georgia

37,343

253,769

14.72

Hawaii

7,647

39,712

19.26

Idaho

5,424

30,936

17.53

Illinois

61,781

425,679

14.51

Indiana

25,637

174,433

14.70

Iowa

14,130

84,628

16.70

Kansas

12,368

76,991

16.06

Kentucky

17,785

107,152

16.60

Louisiana

21,209

129,251

16.41

Maine

6,347

32,318

19.64

Maryland

25,880

164,798

15.70

Massachusetts

37,744

239,379

15.77

Michigan

51,867

294,505

17.61

Minnesota

28,215

161,392

17.48

Mississippi

12,600

62,216

20.25

Missouri

23,015

162,772

14.14

Montana

4,355

19,861

21.93

Nebraska

9,555

51,737

18.47

Nevada

9,236

63,044

14.65

New Hampshire

5,463

41,313

13.22

New Jersey

47,868

319,201

15.00

New Mexico

9,313

47,736

19.51

New York

150,313

706,886

21.26

North Carolina

36,258

235,752

15.38

North Dakota

3,296

17,214

19.15

Ohio

58,865

341,070

17.26

Oklahoma

14,159

81,655

17.34

Oregon

19,898

104,771

18.99

Pennsylvania

62,206

364,039

17.09

Rhode Island

5,677

30,443

18.65

South Carolina

18,694

100,350

18.63

South Dakota

3,184

21,224

15.00

Tennessee

27,154

159,575

17.02

Texas

88,181

645,596

13.66

Utah

10,797

59,624

18.11

Vermont

3,070

16,257

18.88

Virginia

31,562

230,825

13.67

Washington

36,118

192,864

18.73

West Virginia

8,971

39,938

22.46

Wisconsin

28,449

157,761

18.03

Wyoming

3,151

17,530

17.97

 

 

Source: Hovey, Kendra A., and Hovey, Harold A. CQ’s State Fact Finder 2001. CQ Press. 2001.

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Compiled by Erik Weibust, Charles Megivern, and Lauren Haymond on February 4, 2002 in response to a request from Rep. Mazur.