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Table 24
State and Local Government Spending Per Capita, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Alaska $11,886 27 Maine 4,832
2 NEW YORK $7,990 28 South Carolina 4,829
3 Hawaii 6,393 29 Georgia 4,778
4 Wyoming 6,326 30 Montana 4,777
5 Washington 6,255 31 Florida 4,763
6 New Jersey 6,138 32 Louisiana 4,753
7 Connecticut 6,047 33 Kansas 4,749
8 Massachusetts 6,014 34 Iowa 4,722
9 Minnesota 5,988 35 North Carolina 4,640
10 California 5,876 36 West Virginia 4,620
11 Delaware 5,818 37 North Dakota 4,593
12 Oregon 5,761 38 Arizona 4,523
13 Rhode Island 5,638 39 Alabama 4,517
14 Nebraska 5,440 40 New Hampshire 4,468
15 Wisconsin 5,183 41 Texas 4,365
16 Michigan 5,115 42 Virginia 4,349
17 Illinois 5,044 43 Mississippi 4,312
18 Colorado 5,023 44 Kentucky 4,288
19 New Mexico 5,019 45 Idaho 4,267
20 Pennsylvania 5,006 46 South Dakota 4,211
21 Nevada 4,960 47 Indiana 4,155
22 Utah 4,941 48 Oklahoma 4,110
23 Vermont 4,932 49 Missouri 4,033
24 Ohio 4,926 50 Arkansas 3,849
25 Maryland 4,872 U.S. average $5,268
26 Tennessee 4,842 N.Y.S. % above avg. 51.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute
Per-capita government spending in New York rose 22% from 1991-96,
more than the inflation rate but slightly less than the national average.

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