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Table 31. Direct general expenditures of state and local governments for all functions and for education, by level of education and state: 2007-08 and 2008-09
[In millions of current dollars]
State Direct general expenditures,1
2007-08
Direct general expenditures,1
2008-09
Total For education
Total
for education
Elementary and secondary education Colleges and universities  
Total For education Total for elementary and secondary Current expen-diture Capital outlay Total for colleges and universities Current expen-
diture
Capital outlay Other educa-
tion2
1   2   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
   United States $2,400,204 (2,640.2) $826,063 (247.8) $2,475,076 (1,732.6) $850,674 (425.3) $577,597 (404.3) $508,256 $69,341 $234,387 (70.3) $203,095 $31,292 $38,691
Alabama 32,627 (205.6) 13,021 (15.6) 33,966 (366.8) 13,362 (50.8) 7,848 (51.0) 6,919 929 4,797 (#) 3,964 832 718
Alaska 11,523 (32.3) 3,010 (25.6) 12,434 (130.6) 3,120 (63.3) 2,298 (63.4) 1,994 304 719 (#) 620 99 103
Arizona 43,224 (121.0) 14,041 (1.4) 43,939 (153.8) 13,998 (#) 9,091 (#) 7,778 1,313 4,243 (#) 3,727 515 664
Arkansas 17,890 (109.1) 6,986 (#) 18,014 (46.8) 7,378 (#) 4,747 (#) 4,338 410 2,280 (#) 1,990 290 351
California 335,283 (1,911.1) 103,871 (10.4) 341,552 (1,093.0) 104,093 (62.5) 69,342 (69.3) 60,456 8,886 31,001 (#) 26,261 4,740 3,750
                                   
Colorado 35,591 (420.0) 12,603 (#) 36,501 (343.1) 12,752 (1.3) 8,215 (0.8) 7,177 1,038 4,148 (#) 3,548 600 388
Connecticut 30,415 (103.4) 11,126 (55.6) 31,905 (108.5) 11,521 (55.3) 8,390 (55.4) 7,675 714 2,502 (#) 2,203 298 630
Delaware 8,075 (18.6) 2,878 (#) 8,181 (7.4) 2,934 (#) 1,768 (#) 1,514 254 965 (#) 869 95 200
District of
   Columbia
10,677 (#) 2,227 (#) 10,138 (#) 2,217 (#) 2,084 (#) 1,747 338 133 (#) 126 7 0
Florida 138,485 (692.4) 41,310 (4.1) 137,890 (482.6) 39,432 (#) 28,117 (#) 23,582 4,535 8,926 (#) 7,748 1,178 2,388
                                   
Georgia 65,290 (163.2) 25,651 (#) 64,321 (205.8) 25,834 (#) 18,621 (#) 15,907 2,714 5,587 (#) 4,809 778 1,626
Hawaii 11,704 (1.2) 3,394 (#) 12,638 (#) 3,557 (#) 2,349 (#) 2,177 172 1,150 (#) 1,007 143 58
Idaho 9,697 (22.3) 3,169 (#) 10,180 (44.8) 3,304 (#) 2,014 (#) 1,903 111 1,123 (#) 909 214 167
Illinois 96,219 (490.7) 32,736 (#) 100,864 (363.1) 34,600 (#) 24,793 (#) 21,908 2,885 8,251 (#) 7,577 674 1,556
Indiana 44,442 (253.3) 15,419 (#) 45,441 (131.8) 16,586 (#) 10,309 (#) 9,261 1,047 5,361 (#) 4,630 731 917
                                   
Iowa 23,031 (62.2) 8,690 (#) 24,836 (116.7) 9,230 (#) 5,428 (#) 4,755 672 3,387 (#) 2,869 518 415
Kansas 20,893 (110.7) 7,506 (#) 22,365 (116.3) 8,426 (#) 5,431 (#) 4,472 959 2,749 (#) 2,408 340 246
Kentucky 29,471 (67.8) 10,633 (#) 30,313 (100.0) 10,719 (#) 6,306 (#) 5,576 729 3,532 (#) 3,012 519 882
Louisiana 41,362 (124.1) 11,810 (#) 41,232 (99.0) 12,223 (#) 7,962 (#) 7,168 794 3,382 (#) 3,137 245 879
Maine 10,309 (24.7) 3,189 (6.7) 10,813 (42.2) 3,254 (29.0) 2,315 (28.9) 2,208 108 768 (#) 706 63 171
                                   
Maryland 45,740 (100.6) 17,202 (#) 48,004 (48.0) 17,365 (#) 11,713 (#) 10,752 961 4,948 (#) 4,337 611 704
Massachusetts 56,606 (84.9) 17,306 (26.0) 58,026 (417.8) 17,969 (91.6) 12,801 (92.2) 12,205 596 4,103 (#) 3,382 722 1,064
Michigan 72,284 (412.0) 28,311 (#) 72,805 (262.1) 28,119 (#) 18,053 (#) 16,773 1,281 9,089 (#) 8,338 750 977
Minnesota 44,064 (260.0) 14,802 (#) 46,401 (157.8) 15,964 (#) 10,521 (#) 9,334 1,187 4,461 (#) 3,885 576 983
Mississippi 22,454 (132.5) 7,155 (#) 23,014 (69.0) 7,415 (#) 4,480 (#) 3,986 494 2,584 (#) 2,289 295 351
                                   
Missouri 39,260 (251.3) 13,939 (#) 40,689 (244.1) 14,322 (#) 9,890 (#) 8,769 1,121 3,755 (#) 3,325 430 676
Montana 7,258 (15.2) 2,523 (#) 7,446 (21.6) 2,567 (#) 1,594 (#) 1,436 158 827 (#) 729 98 146
Nebraska 13,715 (382.7) 5,090 (#) 13,857 (144.1) 5,483 (#) 3,427 (#) 2,938 488 1,823 (#) 1,507 316 234
Nevada 18,232 (175.0) 6,227 (#) 18,804 (7.5) 5,829 (#) 4,286 (#) 3,652 634 1,342 (#) 1,164 178 201
New Hampshire 8,927 (32.1) 3,419 (#) 9,352 (15.9) 3,486 (#) 2,532 (#) 2,420 112 820 (#) 701 119 133
                                   
New Jersey 78,875 (173.5) 30,503 (#) 80,758 (193.8) 31,645 (#) 24,623 (#) 22,144 2,478 5,562 (#) 4,920 642 1,459
New Mexico 17,273 (62.2) 5,912 (#) 18,452 (46.1) 6,400 (#) 3,892 (#) 3,107 785 2,167 (#) 1,995 171 341
New York 212,375 (743.3) 64,743 (19.4) 220,886 (375.5) 68,857 (62.0) 53,809 (#) 48,368 5,441 13,174 (64.6) 11,207 1,967 1,874
North Carolina 63,365 (177.4) 22,785 (43.3) 65,312 (150.2) 23,310 (81.6) 14,479 (76.7) 12,745 1,734 8,052 (26.6) 7,345 707 779
North Dakota 5,119 (16.4) 1,845 (#) 5,407 (18.4) 1,909 (#) 1,071 (#) 975 96 772 (#) 733 39 66
                                   
Ohio 86,440 (458.1) 30,882 (#) 88,418 (291.8) 31,440 (6.3) 21,574 (6.5) 19,022 2,552 7,970 (#) 7,101 869 1,896
Oklahoma 24,005 (57.6) 9,145 (#) 25,288 (326.2) 9,585 (#) 5,856 (#) 5,287 569 3,275 (#) 2,764 512 453
Oregon 28,142 (109.8) 9,674 (#) 30,395 (194.5) 10,595 (#) 6,430 (#) 5,627 803 3,801 (#) 3,135 666 363
Pennsylvania 94,697 (217.8) 33,107 (#) 97,905 (391.6) 34,143 (3.4) 24,087 (4.8) 21,650 2,437 8,287 (#) 7,373 915 1,769
Rhode Island 8,965 (30.5) 2,936 (18.5) 8,918 (9.8) 2,931 (#) 2,168 (#) 2,116 52 577 (#) 573 4 186
                                   
South Carolina 33,653 (104.3) 12,253 (#) 34,303 (123.5) 12,488 (#) 8,187 (#) 6,863 1,324 3,237 (#) 2,841 396 1,064
South Dakota 5,223 (62.7) 1,753 (#) 5,710 (59.4) 1,926 (#) 1,208 (#) 1,055 153 597 (#) 481 116 121
Tennessee 37,817 (151.3) 12,376 (78.0) 39,823 (266.8) 12,653 (198.7) 8,415 (197.7) 7,788 626 3,323 (#) 2,969 355 915
Texas 163,012 (407.5) 65,970 (#) 172,357 (413.7) 70,630 (#) 47,980 (#) 38,681 9,299 20,738 (#) 17,587 3,151 1,912
Utah 18,716 (59.9) 7,471 (#) 19,710 (53.2) 7,836 (#) 4,310 (#) 3,488 822 3,222 (#) 2,766 456 304
                                   
Vermont 5,436 (8.2) 2,215 (#) 5,657 (12.4) 2,273 (#) 1,427 (#) 1,362 64 697 (#) 629 68 150
Virginia 57,091 (239.8) 22,693 (174.7) 57,799 (375.7) 22,402 (322.6) 14,602 (322.7) 13,465 1,137 6,906 (#) 5,421 1,486 893
Washington 53,590 (182.2) 18,042 (#) 56,504 (327.7) 19,082 (#) 11,783 (#) 9,963 1,819 5,952 (#) 4,971 982 1,348
West Virginia 12,420 (44.7) 4,684 (#) 13,069 (56.2) 4,893 (#) 2,899 (#) 2,742 157 1,456 (#) 1,290 166 537
Wisconsin 42,440 (144.3) 15,592 (#) 45,023 (162.1) 16,166 (1.6) 10,424 (1.0) 9,750 674 5,181 (#) 4,662 519 561
Wyoming 6,802 (38.1) 2,240 (#) 7,461 (30.6) 2,454 (#) 1,647 (#) 1,275 373 687 (#) 555 133 119
#Rounds to zero.
1 Includes state and local government expenditures for education services, social services and income maintenance, transportation, public safety, environment and housing, governmental administration, interest on general debt, and other general expenditures.
2 Includes assistance and subsidies to individuals, private elementary and secondary schools, and private colleges and universities, as well as miscellaneous education expenditures.
NOTE: Current expenditure data in this table differ from figures appearing in other tables because of slightly varying definitions used in the Governmental Finances and Common Core of Data surveys. Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Governmental Finances. Retrieved November 1, 2011, from http://www.census.gov/govs/estimate/. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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