State Expenditure Report

This annual report examines spending in the functional areas of state budgets: elementary and secondary education, higher education, public assistance, Medicaid, corrections, transportation, and all other. It also includes data on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and on revenue sources in state general funds.

 

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Brian Sigritz
202-624-8439
bsigritz@nasbo.org

 

Overview:
Fiscal 2014-2016

  • The total state spending growth rate slowed in fiscal 2016, following a 10-year high in fiscal 2015.

  • Medicaid continued to increase as a share of total state spending, while K-12 remained the largest category from state funds.

  • Transportation led the way in spending growth from state funds in both fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2016, while Medicaid experienced the largest gains from all funds.

  • Revenue growth slowed considerably in fiscal 2016 as states saw weaker collections from sales, personal income, and corporate income taxes.

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Press Coverage

Facing Weak Revenues, States' Spending Growth Slows
(November 17, 2016)

States Slow Spending Growth Amid Early Signs of Economic Slowdown
(November 17, 2016)