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Table 44
Change in Per-Pupil State Funding for K-12
Education, 1998-99
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Vermont 164.7% 27 Maryland 4.6%
2 New Hampshire 63.7% 28 Mississippi 4.5%
3 Nebraska 24.9% 29 Colorado 4.3%
4 Kansas 12.7% 30 Pennsylvania 4.3%
5 Massachusetts 12.3% 31 Alabama 4.3%
6 Illinois 11.5% 32 Arkansas 4.2%
7 California 10.4% 33 Kentucky 3.9%
8 New Jersey 9.5% 34 Hawaii 3.7%
9 Wyoming 8.8% 35 Idaho 3.6%
10 Rhode Island 8.6% 36 Minnesota 3.4%
11 Virginia 7.7% 37 West Virginia 2.7%
12 Maine 7.0% 38 Michigan 2.6%
13 NEW YORK 6.8% 39 Arizona 2.4%
14 New Mexico 6.7% 40 Alaska 2.3%
15 South Carolina 6.3% 41 Oregon 2.3%
16 Oklahoma 6.2% 42 Montana 2.3%
17 Nevada 6.1% 43 Tennessee 2.2%
18 North Carolina 5.8% 44 Florida 2.1%
19 Washington 5.7% 45 Delaware 1.9%
20 Ohio 5.4% 46 Missouri 1.4%
21 Utah 5.2% 47 North Dakota 1.2%
22 Louisiana 5.2% 48 Connecticut 1.2%
23 Iowa 5.2% 49 Georgia 0.8%
24 Indiana 4.8% 50 Texas -2.0%
25 Wisconsin 4.8% U.S. average 5.8%
26 South Dakota 4.8% N.Y.S. % above 17.2%
Source: Center for the Study of the States, Rockefeller Institute of Government
New York's higher-than-average spending increase
came on top of existing spending levels far higher than most states'.

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