State Government Financial Data: Revenues, Expenditures

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Total fiscal year 2011 revenues for all state governments increased to $2.27 trillion from $2 trillion in 2010. Much of the changes in total state government revenue in recent years stem from gains and losses for social insurance trusts, which include state retirement systems. General state expenditures climbed 3.7 percent in 2011 to $1.7 trillion.

Data, listed for fiscal years 2009-2011, is compiled from annual surveys of state government finances conducted by the Census Bureau.

Source: Annual Survey of State Government Finances, U.S. Census Bureau

Information is available for the following spending and revenue categories:


Total revenue
General revenue
Intergovernmental revenue
Tax revenue
General sales tax revenue
Selective sales tax revenue
License tax revenue
Individual income tax revenue
Corporate income tax revenue
Current charges
Miscellaneous general revenue
Utility revenue
Liquor stores revenue



Total expenditure
Intergovernmental expenditure
Current operation total expenditure
Capital outlay
Insurance benefits and repayments
Assistance and subsidies
Interest on debt
Salaries and wages
General expenditure
Education expenditures
Public welfare expenditures
Hospital expenditures
Health expenditures
Highway expenditures
Police protection expenditures
Correction expenditures
Natural resources expenditures
Parks and recreation expenditures
Governmental administration expenditures
Interest on general debt
Other and unallocable expenditures
Utility expenditure
Liquor stores expenditure
Insurance trust expenditure