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How much does your state spend on you?

School, roads, parks, and safety—so many institutions rely on government funding to stay in operation, providing a backbone upon which communities live their lives. As the Trump administration cuts federal funding to many agencies, these responsibilities are falling even more on the shoulders of state and local governments.

Most people know their taxes go into these institutions. It’s why parents send their children to public school instead of private, or demand that the work go faster when construction blocks up commutes. But how much of what residents pay is actually going back towards their individual lives?

To answer this question, Stacker analyzed findings from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 Study of State and Local Government Finances. Stacker divided the total expenditure for each state by that state’s population to calculate the amount that state government is spending on each of its citizens. Stacker also calculated the spending per capita for several specific areas to get an idea of how different states are prioritizing their funds.

The top spending areas for most states were education, public welfare, and intergovernmental expenditures—money paid to other governments as fiscal aid, reimbursements, or in lieu of taxes; these three spending amounts are included for each state. Also included are each state’s spending on the police, parks and recreation, and highways, as the total spending amounts for the broad categories in which these expenses fall—public safety, housing and environmental protection, and transportation, respectively—were not available. All ranks are based on spending per capita.

Read on to find out how much your state government is spending on you and to compare its spending habits across the country.

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Tobias Scheck // Flickr

#50. Florida

Total state spending: $86.28 million ($4.11 per capita)

 

Education spending: $10.55 million ($0.50 per capita, #50 highest)

Public welfare spending: $25.91 million ($1.23 per capita, #44 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $19.17 million ($0.91 per capita, #47 highest)

Police spending: $536,164 ($0.03 per capita, #48 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $154,414 ($0.01 per capita, #45 highest)

Highway spending: $6.7 million ($0.32 per capita, #32 highest)

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Reinhard Kraasch // Wikimedia Commons

#49. Georgia

Total state spending: $46.52 million ($4.46 per capita)

 

Education spending: $7.89 million ($0.76 per capita, #43 highest)

Public welfare spending: $11.77 million ($1.13 per capita, #49 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $11.09 million ($1.06 per capita, #42 highest)

Police spending: $345,985 ($0.03 per capita, #42 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $206,090 ($0.02 per capita, #24 highest)

Highway spending: $1.77 million ($0.17 per capita, #49 highest)

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#48. Tennessee

Total state spending: $31.28 million ($4.66 per capita)

 

Education spending: $5.05 million ($0.75 per capita, #44 highest)

Public welfare spending: $10.55 million ($1.57 per capita, #28 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $7.23 million ($1.08 per capita, #41 highest)

Police spending: $249,521 ($0.04 per capita, #34 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $85,410 ($0.01 per capita, #35 highest)

Highway spending: $1.4 million ($0.21 per capita, #45 highest)

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#47. Texas

Total state spending: $136.93 million ($4.84 per capita)

 

Education spending: $25.58 million ($0.90 per capita, #34 highest)

Public welfare spending: $34.97 million ($1.24 per capita, #43 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $29.95 million ($1.06 per capita, #43 highest)

Police spending: $1.01 million ($0.04 per capita, #36 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $142,796 ($0.01 per capita, #48 highest)

Highway spending: $8.09 million ($0.29 per capita, #36 highest)

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

#46. Nevada

Total state spending: $14.72 million ($4.91 per capita)

 

Education spending: $1.88 million ($0.63 per capita, #49 highest)

Public welfare spending: $3.64 million ($1.22 per capita, #45 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $4.34 million ($1.45 per capita, #24 highest)

Police spending: $94,042 ($0.03 per capita, #45 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $19,087 ($0.01 per capita, #46 highest)

Highway spending: $526,505 ($0.18 per capita, #47 highest)

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Alan Stark // Flickr

#45. Arizona

Total state spending: $35.34 million ($5.04 per capita)

 

Education spending: $6.33 million ($0.90 per capita, #35 highest)

Public welfare spending: $10.08 million ($1.44 per capita, #34 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $7.83 million ($1.12 per capita, #38 highest)

Police spending: $235,943 ($0.03 per capita, #37 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $61,923 ($0.01 per capita, #43 highest)

Highway spending: $1.22 million ($0.17 per capita, #48 highest)

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#44. North Carolina

Total state spending: $52.7 million ($5.13 per capita)

 

Education spending: $9.4 million ($0.92 per capita, #32 highest)

Public welfare spending: $11.96 million ($1.16 per capita, #48 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $13.02 million ($1.27 per capita, #32 highest)

Police spending: $661,126 ($0.06 per capita, #10 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $156,807 ($0.02 per capita, #31 highest)

Highway spending: $3.48 million ($0.34 per capita, #25 highest)

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Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce // Flickr

#43. Idaho

Total state spending: $8.87 million ($5.17 per capita)

 

Education spending: $1.09 million ($0.63 per capita, #47 highest)

Public welfare spending: $2.3 million ($1.34 per capita, #41 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $2.16 million ($1.26 per capita, #33 highest)

Police spending: $57,052 ($0.03 per capita, #41 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $27,451 ($0.02 per capita, #29 highest)

Highway spending: $580,559 ($0.34 per capita, #26 highest)

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#42. Missouri

Total state spending: $31.77 million ($5.20 per capita)

 

Education spending: $4.25 million ($0.70 per capita, #45 highest)

Public welfare spending: $8.4 million ($1.37 per capita, #37 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $5.99 million ($0.98 per capita, #45 highest)

Police spending: $232,679 ($0.04 per capita, #32 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $59,137 ($0.01 per capita, #38 highest)

Highway spending: $1.33 million ($0.22 per capita, #44 highest)

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#41. New Hampshire

Total state spending: $7.08 million ($5.27 per capita)

 

Education spending: $1.08 million ($0.80 per capita, #41 highest)

Public welfare spending: $1.93 million ($1.44 per capita, #33 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $573,048 ($0.43 per capita, #49 highest)

Police spending: $63,611 ($0.05 per capita, #20 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $24,906 ($0.02 per capita, #27 highest)

Highway spending: $462,277 ($0.34 per capita, #24 highest)

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Jon Platek // Wikicommons

#40. South Dakota

Total state spending: $4.68 million ($5.38 per capita)

 

Education spending: $740,728 ($0.85 per capita, #38 highest)

Public welfare spending: $1.03 million ($1.19 per capita, #46 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $772,034 ($0.89 per capita, #48 highest)

Police spending: $43,389 ($0.05 per capita, #19 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $44,443 ($0.05 per capita, #3 highest)

Highway spending: $546,613 ($0.63 per capita, #6 highest)

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#39. Nebraska

Total state spending: $10.45 million ($5.44 per capita)

 

Education spending: $2.06 million ($1.07 per capita, #17 highest)

Public welfare spending: $2.58 million ($1.35 per capita, #40 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $2.3 million ($1.20 per capita, #35 highest)

Police spending: $70,700 ($0.04 per capita, #35 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $45,623 ($0.02 per capita, #15 highest)

Highway spending: $787,556 ($0.41 per capita, #16 highest)

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Jasssmit // Wikimedia Commons

#38. Indiana

Total state spending: $37.49 million ($5.62 per capita)

 

Education spending: $7.03 million ($1.05 per capita, #20 highest)

Public welfare spending: $11.45 million ($1.72 per capita, #25 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $9.55 million ($1.43 per capita, #25 highest)

Police spending: $216,872 ($0.03 per capita, #44 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $60,886 ($0.01 per capita, #42 highest)

Highway spending: $1.74 million ($0.26 per capita, #38 highest)

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Garrett // Wikimedia Commons

#37. Utah

Total state spending: $17.91 million ($5.77 per capita)

 

Education spending: $4.27 million ($1.38 per capita, #6 highest)

Public welfare spending: $3.22 million ($1.04 per capita, #50 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $3.34 million ($1.08 per capita, #40 highest)

Police spending: $134,278 ($0.04 per capita, #23 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $43,933 ($0.01 per capita, #32 highest)

Highway spending: $782,700 ($0.25 per capita, #39 highest)

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

#36. Alabama

Total state spending: $29.19 million ($5.99 per capita)

 

Education spending: $5.82 million ($1.19 per capita, #9 highest)

Public welfare spending: $6.72 million ($1.38 per capita, #36 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $6.61 million ($1.36 per capita, #28 highest)

Police spending: $162,224 ($0.03 per capita, #40 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $17,951 ($0.00 per capita, #49 highest)

Highway spending: $1.6 million ($0.33 per capita, #28 highest)

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Jim // Wikimedia Commons

#35. Virginia

Total state spending: $51.01 million ($6.02 per capita)

 

Education spending: $8.67 million ($1.02 per capita, #23 highest)

Public welfare spending: $9.98 million ($1.18 per capita, #47 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $12.58 million ($1.49 per capita, #22 highest)

Police spending: $350,985 ($0.04 per capita, #27 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $115,342 ($0.01 per capita, #33 highest)

Highway spending: $3.2 million ($0.38 per capita, #20 highest)

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Khanrak // Wikimedia Commons

#34. South Carolina

Total state spending: $30.56 million ($6.08 per capita)

 

Education spending: $5.51 million ($1.10 per capita, #14 highest)

Public welfare spending: $7.31 million ($1.45 per capita, #32 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $5.96 million ($1.19 per capita, #36 highest)

Police spending: $164,110 ($0.03 per capita, #43 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $95,305 ($0.02 per capita, #26 highest)

Highway spending: $1.17 million ($0.23 per capita, #40 highest)

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Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau // Wikimedia Commons

#33. Oklahoma

Total state spending: $23.98 million ($6.10 per capita)

 

Education spending: $4.21 million ($1.07 per capita, #18 highest)

Public welfare spending: $6.46 million ($1.64 per capita, #26 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $4.34 million ($1.10 per capita, #39 highest)

Police spending: $225,852 ($0.06 per capita, #13 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $87,619 ($0.02 per capita, #19 highest)

Highway spending: $1.72 million ($0.44 per capita, #15 highest)

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Larry Johnson // Flickr

#32. Colorado

Total state spending: $34.43 million ($6.14 per capita)

 

Education spending: $5.91 million ($1.05 per capita, #21 highest)

Public welfare spending: $6.97 million ($1.24 per capita, #42 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $7.46 million ($1.33 per capita, #29 highest)

Police spending: $226,429 ($0.04 per capita, #28 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $88,100 ($0.02 per capita, #30 highest)

Highway spending: $1.24 million ($0.22 per capita, #41 highest)

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America's Power //Flickr

#31. Kansas

Total state spending: $17.93 million ($6.16 per capita)

 

Education spending: $2.71 million ($0.93 per capita, #29 highest)

Public welfare spending: $3.98 million ($1.37 per capita, #39 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $4.85 million ($1.66 per capita, #13 highest)

Police spending: $97,501 ($0.03 per capita, #38 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $37,827 ($0.01 per capita, #34 highest)

Highway spending: $1.09 million ($0.37 per capita, #21 highest)

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Tony Webster // Flickr

#30. Illinois

Total state spending: $82.3 million ($6.43 per capita)

 

Education spending: $8.71 million ($0.68 per capita, #46 highest)

Public welfare spending: $20.31 million ($1.59 per capita, #27 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $18.56 million ($1.45 per capita, #23 highest)

Police spending: $428,386 ($0.03 per capita, #39 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $97,145 ($0.01 per capita, #44 highest)

Highway spending: $6.15 million ($0.48 per capita, #13 highest)

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#29. Louisiana

Total state spending: $30.99 million ($6.61 per capita)

 

Education spending: $4.73 million ($1.01 per capita, #24 highest)

Public welfare spending: $8.2 million ($1.75 per capita, #21 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $5.73 million ($1.22 per capita, #34 highest)

Police spending: $295,567 ($0.06 per capita, #11 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $311,932 ($0.07 per capita, #2 highest)

Highway spending: $1.53 million ($0.33 per capita, #29 highest)

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Ken Lund // Flickr

#28. Maine

Total state spending: $8.84 million ($6.62 per capita)

 

Education spending: $1.01 million ($0.76 per capita, #42 highest)

Public welfare spending: $2.9 million ($2.17 per capita, #13 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $1.25 million ($0.94 per capita, #46 highest)

Police spending: $73,889 ($0.06 per capita, #16 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $7,616 ($0.01 per capita, #47 highest)

Highway spending: $623,047 ($0.47 per capita, #14 highest)

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Chris Gent // Wikimedia Commons

#27. Ohio

Total state spending: $79.02 million ($6.78 per capita)

 

Education spending: $10.63 million ($0.91 per capita, #33 highest)

Public welfare spending: $17.63 million ($1.51 per capita, #31 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $17.87 million ($1.53 per capita, #15 highest)

Police spending: $290,154 ($0.02 per capita, #49 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $107,357 ($0.01 per capita, #41 highest)

Highway spending: $3.31 million ($0.28 per capita, #37 highest)

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#26. Michigan

Total state spending: $67.66 million ($6.79 per capita)

 

Education spending: $10.55 million ($1.06 per capita, #19 highest)

Public welfare spending: $15.3 million ($1.54 per capita, #30 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $20.49 million ($2.06 per capita, #9 highest)

Police spending: $429,505 ($0.04 per capita, #24 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $115,008 ($0.01 per capita, #37 highest)

Highway spending: $1.22 million ($0.12 per capita, #50 highest)

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GoodFreePhotos

#25. Wisconsin

Total state spending: $39.78 million ($6.86 per capita)

 

Education spending: $5.32 million ($0.92 per capita, #31 highest)

Public welfare spending: $9.96 million ($1.72 per capita, #24 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $10.39 million ($1.79 per capita, #10 highest)

Police spending: $121,174 ($0.02 per capita, #50 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $19,212 ($0.00 per capita, #50 highest)

Highway spending: $1.89 million ($0.33 per capita, #30 highest)

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Roman Eugeniusz // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Washington

Total state spending: $50.87 million ($6.87 per capita)

 

Education spending: $8.42 million ($1.14 per capita, #11 highest)

Public welfare spending: $11.48 million ($1.55 per capita, #29 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $11.02 million ($1.49 per capita, #20 highest)

Police spending: $277,312 ($0.04 per capita, #33 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $68,212 ($0.01 per capita, #40 highest)

Highway spending: $2.17 million ($0.29 per capita, #34 highest)

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Jordan // Flickr

#23. Pennsylvania

Total state spending: $88.95 million ($6.95 per capita)

 

Education spending: $10.64 million ($0.83 per capita, #40 highest)

Public welfare spending: $22.86 million ($1.78 per capita, #20 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $19.41 million ($1.52 per capita, #16 highest)

Police spending: $1.01 million ($0.08 per capita, #7 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $298,773 ($0.02 per capita, #17 highest)

Highway spending: $6.96 million ($0.54 per capita, #9 highest)

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NatalieMaynor // Flickr

#22. Mississippi

Total state spending: $21.11 million ($7.07 per capita)

 

Education spending: $2.62 million ($0.88 per capita, #37 highest)

Public welfare spending: $5.82 million ($1.95 per capita, #17 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $5.14 million ($1.72 per capita, #12 highest)

Police spending: $126,240 ($0.04 per capita, #26 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $60,922 ($0.02 per capita, #23 highest)

Highway spending: $945,501 ($0.32 per capita, #33 highest)

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Pruhter // Wikimedia Commons

#21. Montana

Total state spending: $7.45 million ($7.09 per capita)

 

Education spending: $998,994 ($0.95 per capita, #26 highest)

Public welfare spending: $1.51 million ($1.44 per capita, #35 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $1.40 million ($1.33 per capita, #30 highest)

Police spending: $53,056 ($0.05 per capita, #18 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $20,547 ($0.02 per capita, #25 highest)

Highway spending: $744,894 ($0.71 per capita, #5 highest)

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Bruce W. Stracener // Wikimedia Commons

#20. Arkansas

Total state spending: $21.37 million ($7.11 per capita)

 

Education spending: $3.17 million ($1.05 per capita, #22 highest)

Public welfare spending: $6.64 million ($2.21 per capita, #12 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $5.21 million ($1.74 per capita, #11 highest)

Police spending: $116,569 ($0.04 per capita, #29 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $63,732 ($0.02 per capita, #22 highest)

Highway spending: $1.18 million ($0.39 per capita, #17 highest)

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Joe Wolf // Flickr

#19. Maryland

Total state spending: $43.18 million ($7.14 per capita)

 

Education spending: $5.38 million ($0.89 per capita, #36 highest)

Public welfare spending: $12.12 million ($2.00 per capita, #16 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $9.16 million ($1.51 per capita, #17 highest)

Police spending: $500,186 ($0.08 per capita, #5 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $131,247 ($0.02 per capita, #21 highest)

Highway spending: $2.34 million ($0.39 per capita, #18 highest)

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JoshWest.com // Flickr

#18. Iowa

Total state spending: $22.76 million ($7.24 per capita)

 

Education spending: $3.49 million ($1.11 per capita, #12 highest)

Public welfare spending: $6.1 million ($1.94 per capita, #18 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $5.23 million ($1.66 per capita, #14 highest)

Police spending: $97,139 ($0.03 per capita, #46 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $29,294 ($0.01 per capita, #39 highest)

Highway spending: $1.54 million ($0.49 per capita, #11 highest)

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#17. West Virginia

Total state spending: $13.49 million ($7.43 per capita)

 

Education spending: $2.1 million ($1.16 per capita, #10 highest)

Public welfare spending: $4.37 million ($2.41 per capita, #8 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $2.34 million ($1.29 per capita, #31 highest)

Police spending: $76,847 ($0.04 per capita, #25 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $45,137 ($0.02 per capita, #13 highest)

Highway spending: $1.05 million ($0.58 per capita, #7 highest)

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OPMaster // Wikimedia Commons

#16. Kentucky

Total state spending: $33.32 million ($7.48 per capita)

 

Education spending: $5.71 million ($1.28 per capita, #7 highest)

Public welfare spending: $10.8 million ($2.43 per capita, #7 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $4.71 million ($1.06 per capita, #44 highest)

Police spending: $169,671 ($0.04 per capita, #31 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $98,061 ($0.02 per capita, #20 highest)

Highway spending: $2.5 million ($0.56 per capita, #8 highest)

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M.O. Stevens // Wikimedia Commons

#15. Oregon

Total state spending: $32.06 million ($7.74 per capita)

 

Education spending: $3.93 million ($0.95 per capita, #28 highest)

Public welfare spending: $9.32 million ($2.25 per capita, #10 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $6.21 million ($1.50 per capita, #19 highest)

Police spending: $190,922 ($0.05 per capita, #21 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $73,490 ($0.02 per capita, #28 highest)

Highway spending: $909,241 ($0.22 per capita, #43 highest)

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Doug Kerr // Wikimedia Commons

#14. Minnesota

Total state spending: $43.23 million ($7.75 per capita)

 

Education spending: $5.58 million ($1.00 per capita, #25 highest)

Public welfare spending: $12.47 million ($2.24 per capita, #11 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $12.83 million ($2.30 per capita, #8 highest)

Police spending: $315,064 ($0.06 per capita, #15 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $226,319 ($0.04 per capita, #7 highest)

Highway spending: $1.87 million ($0.34 per capita, #27 highest)

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King of Hearts // Wikimedia Commons

#13. New Jersey

Total state spending: $71.43 million ($7.93 per capita)

 

Education spending: $9.8 million ($1.09 per capita, #15 highest)

Public welfare spending: $16.28 million ($1.81 per capita, #19 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $12.47 million ($1.38 per capita, #26 highest)

Police spending: $512,786 ($0.06 per capita, #14 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $216,507 ($0.02 per capita, #14 highest)

Highway spending: $3.22 million ($0.36 per capita, #23 highest)

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Will Hart // Wikimedia Commons

#12. Rhode Island

Total state spending: $8.58 million ($8.10 per capita)

 

Education spending: $980,513 ($0.93 per capita, #30 highest)

Public welfare spending: $2.61 million ($2.46 per capita, #6 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $1.23 million ($1.16 per capita, #37 highest)

Police spending: $81,869 ($0.08 per capita, #8 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $34,105 ($0.03 per capita, #8 highest)

Highway spending: $307,423 ($0.29 per capita, #35 highest)

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Glen Bowman // Flickr

#11. California

Total state spending: $320.58 million ($8.11 per capita)

 

Education spending: $33.00 million ($0.83 per capita, #39 highest)

Public welfare spending: $85.12 million ($2.15 per capita, #14 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $97.97 million ($2.48 per capita, #6 highest)

Police spending: $1.77 million ($0.04 per capita, #22 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $457,196 ($0.01 per capita, #36 highest)

Highway spending: $7.05 million ($0.18 per capita, #46 highest)

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JJBers // Flickr

#10. Connecticut

Total state spending: $30.89 million ($8.61 per capita)

 

Education spending: $3.88 million ($1.08 per capita, #16 highest)

Public welfare spending: $7.32 million ($2.04 per capita, #15 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $5.34 million ($1.49 per capita, #21 highest)

Police spending: $241,416 ($0.07 per capita, #9 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $106,032 ($0.03 per capita, #11 highest)

Highway spending: $1.17 million ($0.32 per capita, #31 highest)

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Anthony Quintano // Flickr

#9. Hawaii

Total state spending: $12.41 million ($8.70 per capita)

 

Education spending: $3.23 million ($2.26 per capita, #1 highest)

Public welfare spending: $2.48 million ($1.74 per capita, #23 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $267,863 ($0.19 per capita, #50 highest)

Police spending: $37,958 ($0.03 per capita, #47 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $98,882 ($0.07 per capita, #1 highest)

Highway spending: $549,795 ($0.39 per capita, #19 highest)

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Ken Lund // Flickr

#8. Massachusetts

Total state spending: $61.38 million ($8.95 per capita)

 

Education spending: $6.52 million ($0.95 per capita, #27 highest)

Public welfare spending: $18.49 million ($2.69 per capita, #3 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $9.38 million ($1.37 per capita, #27 highest)

Police spending: $812,305 ($0.12 per capita, #4 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $160,312 ($0.02 per capita, #16 highest)

Highway spending: $2.5 million ($0.36 per capita, #22 highest)

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Andrés Nieto Porras // Flickr

#7. New York

Total state spending: $185.6 million ($9.35 per capita)

 

Education spending: $12.49 million ($0.63 per capita, #48 highest)

Public welfare spending: $50.31 million ($2.53 per capita, #5 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $58.06 million ($2.93 per capita, #3 highest)

Police spending: $761,217 ($0.04 per capita, #30 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $609,703 ($0.03 per capita, #10 highest)

Highway spending: $4.37 million ($0.22 per capita, #42 highest)

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likeaduck // Flickr

#6. Delaware

Total state spending: $8.99 million ($9.35 per capita)

 

Education spending: $1.73 million ($1.80 per capita, #3 highest)

Public welfare spending: $2.31 million ($2.40 per capita, #9 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $1.45 million ($1.51 per capita, #18 highest)

Police spending: $133,120 ($0.14 per capita, #3 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $40,167 ($0.04 per capita, #6 highest)

Highway spending: $507,581 ($0.53 per capita, #10 highest)

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Ken Lund // Flickr

#5. New Mexico

Total state spending: $20.04 million ($9.60 per capita)

 

Education spending: $2.61 million ($1.25 per capita, #8 highest)

Public welfare spending: $5.61 million ($2.69 per capita, #4 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $4.87 million ($2.33 per capita, #7 highest)

Police spending: $127,617 ($0.06 per capita, #12 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $57,129 ($0.03 per capita, #12 highest)

Highway spending: $1.01 million ($0.48 per capita, #12 highest)

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#4. Vermont

Total state spending: $6.45 million ($10.35 per capita)

 

Education spending: $950,591 ($1.52 per capita, #5 highest)

Public welfare spending: $1.73 million ($2.77 per capita, #1 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $1.61 million ($2.59 per capita, #5 highest)

Police spending: $102,661 ($0.16 per capita, #2 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $14,513 ($0.02 per capita, #18 highest)

Highway spending: $501,722 ($0.80 per capita, #4 highest)

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#3. North Dakota

Total state spending: $8.22 million ($10.89 per capita)

 

Education spending: $1.22 million ($1.61 per capita, #4 highest)

Public welfare spending: $1.32 million ($1.74 per capita, #22 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $2.56 million ($3.38 per capita, #2 highest)

Police spending: $41,401 ($0.05 per capita, #17 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $32,813 ($0.04 per capita, #5 highest)

Highway spending: $968,868 ($1.28 per capita, #2 highest)

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#2. Wyoming

Total state spending: $6.41 million ($11.06 per capita)

 

Education spending: $636,652 ($1.10 per capita, #13 highest)

Public welfare spending: $795,264 ($1.37 per capita, #38 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $2.1 million ($3.62 per capita, #1 highest)

Police spending: $45,605 ($0.08 per capita, #6 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $28,567 ($0.05 per capita, #4 highest)

Highway spending: $522,500 ($0.90 per capita, #3 highest)

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#1. Alaska

Total state spending: $13.01 million ($17.58 per capita)

 

Education spending: $1.48 million ($2.00 per capita, #2 highest)

Public welfare spending: $2.01 million ($2.71 per capita, #2 highest)

Intergovernmental spending: $2.04 million ($2.75 per capita, #4 highest)

Police spending: $131,028 ($0.18 per capita, #1 highest)

Parks and recreation spending: $23,011 ($0.03 per capita, #9 highest)

Highway spending: $1.27 million ($1.72 per capita, #1 highest)

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