New York ranks 14th among all states for the growth of its state government direct funding per capita between 2001 and 2011, according to the Tax Foundation. New York’s state spending rose 33.5 percent during that time. The budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which began April 1, is $135 billion.
The largest increase was in Louisiana, with a jump of 63.6 percent during the 10-year period. State spending grew 50.7 percent in Wyoming and 48.7 percent in New Jersey.
On the other end of the spectrum was Alaska, which ranked last with spending growth of 8.9 percent. Virginia’s increase was 14.2 percent and South Carolina’s was 16.8 percent during the 10 years.
The growth is in real dollars to eliminate the effects of population growth and inflation, the Tax Foundation said.
This is a map the group posted on its blog today: