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    • 7700 EAST FIRST PLACE DENVER, COLORADO 80230 303-364-7700 FAX: 303-364-7800 STATE EXPENDITURE, TAX RELIANCE & STATE EMPLOYEE RANKINGS Total State Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $1,733,861,802,000.0 UNITED STATES $5,658.69 1 CALIFORNIA $246,683,951,000.0 1 ALASKA $14,482.90 2 NEW YORK $157,397,509,000.0 2 WYOMING $9,336.52 3 TEXAS $99,126,766,000.0 3 VERMONT $8,154.52 4 FLORIDA $77,195,462,000.0 4 HAWAII $8,133.14 5 PENNSYLVANIA $71,635,287,000.0 5 DELAWARE $8,080.18 6 OHIO $67,788,590,000.0 6 NEW YORK $8,054.54 7 ILLINOIS $63,368,160,000.0 7 NEW MEXICO $7,858.52 8 NEW JERSEY $58,539,173,000.0 8 LOUISIANA $7,347.14 9 MICHIGAN $56,869,012,000.0 9 RHODE ISLAND $7,117.17 10 NORTH CAROLINA $46,707,349,000.0 10 MASSACHUSETTS $6,921.11 11 MASSACHUSETTS $45,634,948,000.0 11 NEW JERSEY $6,722.66 12 GEORGIA $41,165,128,000.0 12 CONNECTICUT $6,687.49 13 VIRGINIA $39,765,229,000.0 13 CALIFORNIA $6,674.05 14 WASHINGTON $39,689,815,000.0 14 MINNESOTA $6,510.09 15 MINNESOTA $34,283,510,000.0 15 NORTH DAKOTA $6,378.54 16 MARYLAND $34,029,818,000.0 16 MISSISSIPPI $6,315.36 17 LOUISIANA $33,003,929,000.0 17 MONTANA $6,295.12 18 WISCONSIN $32,625,430,000.0 18 MAINE $6,182.99 19 INDIANA $30,783,257,000.0 19 SOUTH CAROLINA $6,049.58 20 ARIZONA $30,778,930,000.0 20 MARYLAND $5,970.69 21 SOUTH CAROLINA $27,593,614,000.0 21 WASHINGTON $5,955.68 22 MISSOURI $26,788,804,000.0 22 KENTUCKY $5,892.64 23 TENNESSEE $26,253,469,000.0 23 OHIO $5,872.88 24 KENTUCKY $25,421,531,000.0 24 OREGON $5,851.77 25 ALABAMA $24,892,739,000.0 25 WEST VIRGINIA $5,823.14 26 CONNECTICUT $23,528,530,000.0 26 WISCONSIN $5,769.54 27 COLORADO $22,806,051,000.0 27 MICHIGAN $5,704.17 28 OREGON $22,386,883,000.0 28 PENNSYLVANIA $5,683.19 29 OKLAHOMA $19,517,639,000.0 29 IOWA $5,493.19 30 MISSISSIPPI $18,642,916,000.0 30 ARKANSAS $5,418.25 31 IOWA $16,522,737,000.0 31 KANSAS $5,310.45
    • Total State Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount 32 NEW MEXICO $15,793,049,000.0 32 OKLAHOMA $5,293.57 33 ARKANSAS $15,655,753,000.0 33 ALABAMA $5,286.53 34 KANSAS $14,968,811,000.0 34 UTAH $5,133.17 35 UTAH $14,293,669,000.0 35 VIRGINIA $5,044.69 36 NEVADA $10,845,375,000.0 36 NEW HAMPSHIRE $4,983.98 37 WEST VIRGINIA $10,596,812,000.0 37 NORTH CAROLINA $4,978.99 38 HAWAII $10,533,869,000.0 38 IDAHO $4,965.12 39 ALASKA $10,115,914,000.0 39 ILLINOIS $4,908.30 40 NEBRASKA $8,443,129,000.0 40 INDIANA $4,792.58 41 MAINE $8,151,041,000.0 41 NEBRASKA $4,699.45 42 IDAHO $7,675,083,000.0 42 ARIZONA $4,666.46 43 RHODE ISLAND $7,495,870,000.0 43 SOUTH DAKOTA $4,552.45 44 DELAWARE $7,151,941,000.0 44 COLORADO $4,538.75 45 NEW HAMPSHIRE $6,601,654,000.0 45 MISSOURI $4,474.06 46 MONTANA $6,137,669,000.0 46 GEORGIA $4,188.04 47 WYOMING $5,081,586,000.0 47 TENNESSEE $4,169.70 48 VERMONT $5,070,156,000.0 48 FLORIDA $4,164.18 49 NORTH DAKOTA $4,125,920,000.0 49 NEVADA $4,103.30 50 SOUTH DAKOTA $3,698,335,000.0 50 TEXAS $3,999.90Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 2 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Education Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $546,806,295,000 UNITED STATES $1,784.6 1 CALIFORNIA $73,276,865,000 1 VERMONT $3,317.7 2 TEXAS $40,672,485,000 2 ALASKA $3,100.2 3 NEW YORK $39,764,174,000 3 WYOMING $2,825.4 4 FLORIDA $23,192,406,000 4 HAWAII $2,620.2 5 MICHIGAN $21,962,651,000 5 DELAWARE $2,557.1 6 OHIO $20,120,162,000 6 NEW MEXICO $2,500.4 7 PENNSYLVANIA $19,199,292,000 7 MINNESOTA $2,359.3 8 NORTH CAROLINA $17,438,492,000 8 ALABAMA $2,263.6 9 ILLINOIS $16,342,627,000 9 MICHIGAN $2,202.9 10 GEORGIA $16,179,676,000 10 ARKANSAS $2,184.4 11 NEW JERSEY $15,432,044,000 11 UTAH $2,167.7 12 WASHINGTON $14,109,473,000 12 WASHINGTON $2,117.2 13 VIRGINIA $14,034,032,000 13 NORTH DAKOTA $2,048.9 14 MINNESOTA $12,424,773,000 14 KANSAS $2,040.0 15 MARYLAND $10,991,254,000 15 NEW YORK $2,034.9 16 MASSACHUSETTS $10,714,000,000 16 LOUISIANA $2,022.1 17 ALABAMA $10,658,472,000 17 KENTUCKY $2,021.0 18 INDIANA $10,616,678,000 18 WEST VIRGINIA $2,020.5 19 WISCONSIN $10,329,906,000 19 CALIFORNIA $1,982.5 20 ARIZONA $9,408,525,000 20 MARYLAND $1,928.5 21 LOUISIANA $9,083,468,000 21 IOWA $1,925.2 22 KENTUCKY $8,718,692,000 22 OKLAHOMA $1,911.2 23 MISSOURI $8,604,958,000 23 MONTANA $1,887.0 24 TENNESSEE $8,479,938,000 24 NORTH CAROLINA $1,858.9 25 SOUTH CAROLINA $8,151,202,000 25 MISSISSIPPI $1,853.4 26 COLORADO $7,985,963,000 26 WISCONSIN $1,826.8 27 OKLAHOMA $7,046,621,000 27 IDAHO $1,795.0 28 OREGON $6,768,386,000 28 SOUTH CAROLINA $1,787.1 29 ARKANSAS $6,311,833,000 29 VIRGINIA $1,780.4 30 UTAH $6,036,050,000 30 NEW JERSEY $1,772.2 31 CONNECTICUT $5,850,358,000 31 OREGON $1,769.2 32 IOWA $5,790,799,000 32 OHIO $1,743.1 33 KANSAS $5,750,358,000 33 CONNECTICUT $1,662.8 34 MISSISSIPPI $5,471,275,000 34 INDIANA $1,652.9 35 NEW MEXICO $5,024,928,000 35 GEORGIA $1,646.1 36 NEVADA $4,069,362,000 36 TEXAS $1,641.2 37 WEST VIRGINIA $3,676,900,000 37 MASSACHUSETTS $1,624.9 38 HAWAII $3,393,565,000 38 NEBRASKA $1,619.5 3 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Education Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 NEBRASKA $2,909,668,000 39 RHODE ISLAND $1,616.8 40 IDAHO $2,774,669,000 40 COLORADO $1,589.3 41 DELAWARE $2,263,320,000 41 NEVADA $1,539.6 42 ALASKA $2,165,387,000 42 MAINE $1,531.2 43 VERMONT $2,062,824,000 43 NEW HAMPSHIRE $1,524.9 44 NEW HAMPSHIRE $2,019,883,000 44 PENNSYLVANIA $1,523.2 45 MAINE $2,018,539,000 45 MISSOURI $1,437.1 46 MONTANA $1,839,799,000 46 ARIZONA $1,426.4 47 RHODE ISLAND $1,702,825,000 47 SOUTH DAKOTA $1,358.5 48 WYOMING $1,537,792,000 48 TENNESSEE $1,346.8 49 NORTH DAKOTA $1,325,310,000 49 ILLINOIS $1,265.8 50 SOUTH DAKOTA $1,103,636,000 50 FLORIDA $1,251.1Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 4 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Public Welfare Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $412,129,703,000.0 UNITED STATES $1,345.0 1 CALIFORNIA $60,191,685,000 1 NEW YORK $2,290.7 2 NEW YORK $44,763,366,000 2 RHODE ISLAND $2,118.3 3 TEXAS $23,037,257,000 3 ALASKA $2,115.0 4 PENNSYLVANIA $19,032,829,000 4 VERMONT $2,016.2 5 FLORIDA $18,063,299,000 5 MASSACHUSETTS $1,923.5 6 ILLINOIS $17,167,067,000 6 MAINE $1,890.9 7 OHIO $16,113,757,000 7 NEW MEXICO $1,770.9 8 MICHIGAN $13,430,826,000 8 MINNESOTA $1,717.7 9 MASSACHUSETTS $12,682,783,000 9 DELAWARE $1,639.8 10 NEW JERSEY $12,420,936,000 10 CALIFORNIA $1,628.5 11 NORTH CAROLINA $11,652,949,000 11 CONNECTICUT $1,597.7 12 GEORGIA $9,644,769,000 12 PENNSYLVANIA $1,510.0 13 MINNESOTA $9,045,789,000 13 MISSISSIPPI $1,492.4 14 TENNESSEE $8,664,226,000 14 KENTUCKY $1,436.9 15 INDIANA $8,034,079,000 15 NEW JERSEY $1,426.4 16 ARIZONA $7,927,027,000 16 WEST VIRGINIA $1,409.7 17 WASHINGTON $7,612,755,000 17 OHIO $1,396.0 18 VIRGINIA $7,354,674,000 18 TENNESSEE $1,376.1 19 MARYLAND $7,118,659,000 19 MICHIGAN $1,347.2 20 WISCONSIN $6,524,417,000 20 ILLINOIS $1,329.7 21 MISSOURI $6,231,774,000 21 OKLAHOMA $1,307.6 22 KENTUCKY $6,198,814,000 22 ARKANSAS $1,305.3 23 LOUISIANA $5,828,886,000 23 IOWA $1,298.2 24 CONNECTICUT $5,621,038,000 24 LOUISIANA $1,297.6 25 SOUTH CAROLINA $5,477,881,000 25 INDIANA $1,250.8 26 OKLAHOMA $4,821,034,000 26 MARYLAND $1,249.0 27 ALABAMA $4,582,199,000 27 NORTH CAROLINA $1,242.2 28 COLORADO $4,557,004,000 28 HAWAII $1,207.5 29 MISSISSIPPI $4,405,435,000 29 WYOMING $1,205.6 30 OREGON $4,311,257,000 30 ARIZONA $1,201.8 31 IOWA $3,904,781,000 31 SOUTH CAROLINA $1,201.0 32 ARKANSAS $3,771,732,000 32 NORTH DAKOTA $1,195.5 33 NEW MEXICO $3,558,863,000 33 NEBRASKA $1,168.3 34 KANSAS $3,167,907,000 34 NEW HAMPSHIRE $1,166.4 35 WEST VIRGINIA $2,565,426,000 35 WISCONSIN $1,153.8 36 MAINE $2,492,721,000 36 WASHINGTON $1,142.3 37 RHODE ISLAND $2,230,969,000 37 OREGON $1,126.9 38 UTAH $2,203,414,000 38 KANSAS $1,123.9 5 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Public Welfare Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 NEBRASKA $2,099,052,000 39 IDAHO $1,044.6 40 IDAHO $1,614,703,000 40 MISSOURI $1,040.8 41 NEVADA $1,580,454,000 41 SOUTH DAKOTA $999.2 42 HAWAII $1,563,961,000 42 GEORGIA $981.2 43 NEW HAMPSHIRE $1,544,997,000 43 FLORIDA $974.4 44 ALASKA $1,477,255,000 44 ALABAMA $973.1 45 DELAWARE $1,451,463,000 45 VIRGINIA $933.0 46 VERMONT $1,253,623,000 46 TEXAS $929.6 47 MONTANA $888,748,000 47 MONTANA $911.5 48 SOUTH DAKOTA $811,709,000 48 COLORADO $906.9 49 NORTH DAKOTA $773,278,000 49 UTAH $791.3 50 WYOMING $656,176,000 50 NEVADA $598.0Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 6 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Hospital Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $53,025,131,000.0 UNITED STATES $173.1 1 CALIFORNIA $6,888,770,000.0 1 HAWAII $410.0 2 NEW YORK $4,896,242,000.0 2 CONNECTICUT $396.7 3 TEXAS $2,913,853,000.0 3 ALABAMA $384.0 4 VIRGINIA $2,849,911,000.0 4 NEW MEXICO $373.2 5 PENNSYLVANIA $2,821,303,000.0 5 SOUTH CAROLINA $369.4 6 MICHIGAN $2,299,233,000.0 6 IOWA $363.3 7 OHIO $2,089,571,000.0 7 VIRGINIA $361.5 8 NEW JERSEY $2,062,211,000.0 8 KANSAS $345.2 9 ALABAMA $1,808,175,000.0 9 MISSISSIPPI $322.9 10 WASHINGTON $1,743,784,000.0 10 OREGON $301.8 11 SOUTH CAROLINA $1,684,779,000.0 11 UTAH $295.7 12 NORTH CAROLINA $1,460,906,000.0 12 ARKANSAS $280.6 13 CONNECTICUT $1,395,751,000.0 13 WASHINGTON $261.7 14 MISSOURI $1,322,145,000.0 14 KENTUCKY $255.2 15 OREGON $1,154,493,000.0 15 NEW YORK $250.6 16 WISCONSIN $1,106,220,000.0 16 NEW JERSEY $236.8 17 KENTUCKY $1,100,758,000.0 17 MICHIGAN $230.6 18 IOWA $1,092,682,000.0 18 LOUISIANA $227.4 19 LOUISIANA $1,021,434,000.0 19 PENNSYLVANIA $223.8 20 ILLINOIS $1,004,573,000.0 20 MISSOURI $220.8 21 KANSAS $973,004,000.0 21 WISCONSIN $195.6 22 MISSISSIPPI $953,339,000.0 22 CALIFORNIA $186.4 23 FLORIDA $831,028,000.0 23 OHIO $181.0 24 UTAH $823,297,000.0 24 NORTH CAROLINA $155.7 25 ARKANSAS $810,637,000.0 25 NEBRASKA $133.2 26 GEORGIA $805,443,000.0 26 TEXAS $117.6 27 NEW MEXICO $749,990,000.0 27 MARYLAND $95.1 28 MARYLAND $541,820,000.0 28 NEVADA $88.5 29 HAWAII $531,055,000.0 29 COLORADO $87.1 30 MASSACHUSETTS $466,869,000.0 30 RHODE ISLAND $83.1 31 COLORADO $437,822,000.0 31 GEORGIA $81.9 32 TENNESSEE $407,688,000.0 32 ILLINOIS $77.8 33 MINNESOTA $404,712,000.0 33 MINNESOTA $76.9 34 NEBRASKA $239,294,000.0 34 SOUTH DAKOTA $74.8 35 NEVADA $234,044,000.0 35 DELAWARE $71.7 36 OKLAHOMA $227,554,000.0 36 MASSACHUSETTS $70.8 37 INDIANA $198,120,000.0 37 TENNESSEE $64.8 38 WEST VIRGINIA $106,482,000.0 38 OKLAHOMA $61.7 7 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Hospital Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 RHODE ISLAND $87,528,000.0 39 WEST VIRGINIA $58.5 40 ARIZONA $71,539,000.0 40 ALASKA $50.2 41 DELAWARE $63,435,000.0 41 MONTANA $46.1 42 SOUTH DAKOTA $60,769,000.0 42 NEW HAMPSHIRE $45.6 43 NEW HAMPSHIRE $60,361,000.0 43 FLORIDA $44.8 44 MAINE $56,286,000.0 44 MAINE $42.7 45 IDAHO $47,310,000.0 45 VERMONT $32.3 46 MONTANA $44,955,000.0 46 INDIANA $30.8 47 ALASKA $35,054,000.0 47 IDAHO $30.6 48 VERMONT $20,092,000.0 48 NORTH DAKOTA $25.4 49 NORTH DAKOTA $16,426,000.0 49 ARIZONA $10.8 50 WYOMING $2,384,000.0 50 WYOMING $4.4Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 8 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Health Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $60,223,612,000.0 UNITED STATES $196.5 1 CALIFORNIA $11,992,534,000.0 1 HAWAII $523.2 2 NEW YORK $7,088,181,000.0 2 WYOMING $516.7 3 FLORIDA $3,600,529,000.0 3 DELAWARE $444.3 4 OHIO $2,470,691,000.0 4 ALASKA $399.5 5 ILLINOIS $2,336,890,000.0 5 NEW YORK $362.7 6 MARYLAND $1,958,191,000.0 6 MAINE $354.2 7 TEXAS $1,883,976,000.0 7 MARYLAND $343.6 8 PENNSYLVANIA $1,871,255,000.0 8 MONTANA $338.0 9 ARIZONA $1,620,620,000.0 9 CALIFORNIA $324.5 10 WASHINGTON $1,605,753,000.0 10 VERMONT $268.8 11 NORTH CAROLINA $1,529,409,000.0 11 CONNECTICUT $256.1 12 NEW JERSEY $1,327,893,000.0 12 ARIZONA $245.7 13 GEORGIA $1,258,721,000.0 13 NEW MEXICO $244.2 14 TENNESSEE $1,238,619,000.0 14 WASHINGTON $241.0 15 MICHIGAN $1,232,875,000.0 15 NEBRASKA $231.1 16 MISSOURI $1,163,167,000.0 16 SOUTH CAROLINA $230.5 17 MASSACHUSETTS $1,068,262,000.0 17 OHIO $214.0 18 SOUTH CAROLINA $1,051,239,000.0 18 OKLAHOMA $211.7 19 CONNECTICUT $901,164,000.0 19 TENNESSEE $196.7 20 VIRGINIA $864,683,000.0 20 MISSOURI $194.3 21 OKLAHOMA $780,680,000.0 21 FLORIDA $194.2 22 COLORADO $760,183,000.0 22 WEST VIRGINIA $189.8 23 ALABAMA $699,309,000.0 23 ILLINOIS $181.0 24 WISCONSIN $679,504,000.0 24 RHODE ISLAND $171.7 25 HAWAII $677,693,000.0 25 NORTH CAROLINA $163.0 26 MINNESOTA $653,688,000.0 26 MASSACHUSETTS $162.0 27 LOUISIANA $640,753,000.0 27 SOUTH DAKOTA $155.2 28 INDIANA $627,263,000.0 28 NEW JERSEY $152.5 29 KENTUCKY $626,189,000.0 29 COLORADO $151.3 30 NEW MEXICO $490,852,000.0 30 ALABAMA $148.5 31 MAINE $466,896,000.0 31 PENNSYLVANIA $148.5 32 NEBRASKA $415,172,000.0 32 KENTUCKY $145.1 33 OREGON $407,430,000.0 33 LOUISIANA $142.6 34 DELAWARE $393,259,000.0 34 UTAH $137.7 35 UTAH $383,324,000.0 35 GEORGIA $128.1 36 MISSISSIPPI $368,652,000.0 36 MISSISSIPPI $124.9 37 WEST VIRGINIA $345,322,000.0 37 MINNESOTA $124.1 38 MONTANA $329,501,000.0 38 MICHIGAN $123.7 9 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Health Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 WYOMING $281,247,000.0 39 WISCONSIN $120.2 40 ALASKA $279,028,000.0 40 NEW HAMPSHIRE $119.9 41 NEVADA $261,957,000.0 41 VIRGINIA $109.7 42 KANSAS $252,179,000.0 42 OREGON $106.5 43 ARKANSAS $249,653,000.0 43 NORTH DAKOTA $100.1 44 IOWA $240,951,000.0 44 NEVADA $99.1 45 RHODE ISLAND $180,822,000.0 45 INDIANA $97.7 46 VERMONT $167,140,000.0 46 IDAHO $97.4 47 NEW HAMPSHIRE $158,845,000.0 47 KANSAS $89.5 48 IDAHO $150,626,000.0 48 ARKANSAS $86.4 49 SOUTH DAKOTA $126,093,000.0 49 IOWA $80.1 50 NORTH DAKOTA $64,749,000.0 50 TEXAS $76.0Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 10 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Highway Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $106,877,325,000.0 UNITED STATES $348.8 1 CALIFORNIA $12,173,649,000.0 1 ALASKA $1,883.6 2 TEXAS $7,602,657,000.0 2 WYOMING $957.5 3 FLORIDA $7,163,763,000.0 3 NORTH DAKOTA $709.0 4 PENNSYLVANIA $6,570,331,000.0 4 MONTANA $633.3 5 ILLINOIS $4,510,194,000.0 5 DELAWARE $560.8 6 NEW YORK $4,380,808,000.0 6 WEST VIRGINIA $558.1 7 NORTH CAROLINA $3,253,678,000.0 7 SOUTH DAKOTA $528.9 8 OHIO $3,215,512,000.0 8 VERMONT $522.5 9 VIRGINIA $3,146,902,000.0 9 PENNSYLVANIA $521.3 10 WASHINGTON $2,924,464,000.0 10 KENTUCKY $519.5 11 MICHIGAN $2,763,775,000.0 11 LOUISIANA $474.6 12 NEW JERSEY $2,736,419,000.0 12 IOWA $459.4 13 MARYLAND $2,510,419,000.0 13 IDAHO $450.3 14 ARIZONA $2,367,086,000.0 14 NEW MEXICO $445.8 15 GEORGIA $2,287,471,000.0 15 MARYLAND $440.5 16 MASSACHUSETTS $2,245,666,000.0 16 WASHINGTON $438.8 17 KENTUCKY $2,241,275,000.0 17 MISSISSIPPI $435.1 18 MINNESOTA $2,136,933,000.0 18 KANSAS $430.7 19 LOUISIANA $2,132,077,000.0 19 MINNESOTA $405.8 20 MISSOURI $2,034,235,000.0 20 OREGON $399.6 21 INDIANA $1,996,582,000.0 21 OKLAHOMA $399.3 22 WISCONSIN $1,901,463,000.0 22 VIRGINIA $399.2 23 TENNESSEE $1,668,715,000.0 23 FLORIDA $386.4 24 OREGON $1,528,591,000.0 24 UTAH $381.2 25 OKLAHOMA $1,472,367,000.0 25 MAINE $363.8 26 IOWA $1,381,730,000.0 26 ARIZONA $358.9 27 ALABAMA $1,373,098,000.0 27 NEBRASKA $351.2 28 ALASKA $1,315,648,000.0 28 ILLINOIS $349.3 29 MISSISSIPPI $1,284,377,000.0 29 NORTH CAROLINA $346.8 30 COLORADO $1,281,596,000.0 30 MASSACHUSETTS $340.6 31 KANSAS $1,213,980,000.0 31 MISSOURI $339.7 32 SOUTH CAROLINA $1,064,541,000.0 32 WISCONSIN $336.3 33 UTAH $1,061,364,000.0 33 NEW HAMPSHIRE $332.2 34 WEST VIRGINIA $1,015,587,000.0 34 CALIFORNIA $329.4 35 ARKANSAS $915,510,000.0 35 ARKANSAS $316.8 36 NEW MEXICO $895,994,000.0 36 HAWAII $314.8 37 CONNECTICUT $795,191,000.0 37 NEW JERSEY $314.3 38 IDAHO $696,062,000.0 38 INDIANA $310.8 11 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Highway Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 NEBRASKA $631,028,000.0 39 TEXAS $306.8 40 MONTANA $617,439,000.0 40 ALABAMA $291.6 41 NEVADA $609,250,000.0 41 OHIO $278.6 42 WYOMING $521,164,000.0 42 MICHIGAN $277.2 43 DELAWARE $496,382,000.0 43 TENNESSEE $265.0 44 MAINE $479,580,000.0 44 COLORADO $255.1 45 NORTH DAKOTA $458,616,000.0 45 SOUTH CAROLINA $233.4 46 NEW HAMPSHIRE $440,079,000.0 46 GEORGIA $232.7 47 SOUTH DAKOTA $429,629,000.0 47 NEVADA $230.5 48 HAWAII $407,711,000.0 48 CONNECTICUT $226.0 49 VERMONT $324,868,000.0 49 NEW YORK $224.2 50 RHODE ISLAND $201,869,000.0 50 RHODE ISLAND $191.7Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 12 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Police Protection Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $13,594,279,000.0 UNITED STATES $44.4 1 CALIFORNIA $1,642,063,000.0 1 DELAWARE $128.3 2 NEW YORK $958,637,000.0 2 VERMONT $124.1 3 PENNSYLVANIA $816,191,000.0 3 ALASKA $118.2 4 TEXAS $720,014,000.0 4 VIRGINIA $87.5 5 VIRGINIA $689,989,000.0 5 MASSACHUSETTS $86.4 6 MASSACHUSETTS $569,777,000.0 6 LOUISIANA $77.8 7 NORTH CAROLINA $567,801,000.0 7 MARYLAND $71.2 8 NEW JERSEY $510,798,000.0 8 NEW MEXICO $70.0 9 FLORIDA $453,620,000.0 9 MINNESOTA $65.2 10 ILLINOIS $437,448,000.0 10 PENNSYLVANIA $64.8 11 MARYLAND $405,655,000.0 11 CONNECTICUT $61.6 12 LOUISIANA $349,563,000.0 12 NORTH CAROLINA $60.5 13 MICHIGAN $346,258,000.0 13 NEW JERSEY $58.7 14 MINNESOTA $343,342,000.0 14 RHODE ISLAND $55.0 15 WASHINGTON $319,335,000.0 15 MAINE $54.8 16 GEORGIA $317,358,000.0 16 NEW YORK $49.1 17 ARIZONA $273,533,000.0 17 MONTANA $48.4 18 OHIO $264,055,000.0 18 WASHINGTON $47.9 19 INDIANA $254,012,000.0 19 NEBRASKA $47.1 20 CONNECTICUT $216,795,000.0 20 UTAH $46.4 21 MISSOURI $214,579,000.0 21 SOUTH CAROLINA $45.7 22 SOUTH CAROLINA $208,518,000.0 22 OREGON $45.4 23 KENTUCKY $193,185,000.0 23 KENTUCKY $44.8 24 ALABAMA $182,955,000.0 24 CALIFORNIA $44.4 25 OREGON $173,661,000.0 25 OKLAHOMA $43.7 26 OKLAHOMA $161,213,000.0 26 NORTH DAKOTA $43.2 27 TENNESSEE $156,050,000.0 27 ARIZONA $41.5 28 NEW MEXICO $140,759,000.0 28 NEVADA $40.0 29 COLORADO $140,723,000.0 29 MISSISSIPPI $39.7 30 WISCONSIN $132,283,000.0 30 INDIANA $39.5 31 UTAH $129,182,000.0 31 NEW HAMPSHIRE $39.4 32 MISSISSIPPI $117,202,000.0 32 KANSAS $39.1 33 DELAWARE $113,596,000.0 33 ALABAMA $38.9 34 KANSAS $110,231,000.0 34 SOUTH DAKOTA $38.8 35 NEVADA $105,594,000.0 35 WEST VIRGINIA $36.0 36 IOWA $96,991,000.0 36 MISSOURI $35.8 37 NEBRASKA $84,698,000.0 37 MICHIGAN $34.7 38 ALASKA $82,585,000.0 38 ILLINOIS $33.9 13 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Police Protection Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 ARKANSAS $81,440,000.0 39 IDAHO $33.2 40 VERMONT $77,177,000.0 40 GEORGIA $32.3 41 MAINE $72,231,000.0 41 IOWA $32.2 42 WEST VIRGINIA $65,468,000.0 42 WYOMING $29.1 43 RHODE ISLAND $57,953,000.0 43 TEXAS $29.1 44 NEW HAMPSHIRE $52,148,000.0 44 ARKANSAS $28.2 45 IDAHO $51,314,000.0 45 COLORADO $28.0 46 MONTANA $47,166,000.0 46 TENNESSEE $24.8 47 SOUTH DAKOTA $31,514,000.0 47 FLORIDA $24.5 48 NORTH DAKOTA $27,949,000.0 48 WISCONSIN $23.4 49 WYOMING $15,862,000.0 49 OHIO $22.9 50 HAWAII $13,808,000.0 50 HAWAII $10.7Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 14 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Corrections Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $49,747,138,000.0 UNITED STATES $162.4 1 CALIFORNIA $8,829,940,000.0 1 ALASKA $349.3 2 TEXAS $3,414,824,000.0 2 DELAWARE $317.1 3 NEW YORK $3,135,187,000.0 3 WYOMING $302.5 4 FLORIDA $2,770,179,000.0 4 MARYLAND $239.7 5 MICHIGAN $1,863,464,000.0 5 CALIFORNIA $238.9 6 PENNSYLVANIA $1,744,264,000.0 6 CONNECTICUT $205.6 7 OHIO $1,668,729,000.0 7 MASSACHUSETTS $202.2 8 GEORGIA $1,571,961,000.0 8 COLORADO $198.3 9 VIRGINIA $1,547,571,000.0 9 VIRGINIA $196.3 10 NEW JERSEY $1,496,976,000.0 10 VERMONT $193.5 11 MARYLAND $1,366,211,000.0 11 WISCONSIN $191.7 12 MASSACHUSETTS $1,332,960,000.0 12 RHODE ISLAND $189.3 13 NORTH CAROLINA $1,324,484,000.0 13 OREGON $188.3 14 ILLINOIS $1,244,230,000.0 14 NEW MEXICO $187.4 15 WASHINGTON $1,205,895,000.0 15 MICHIGAN $186.9 16 WISCONSIN $1,084,127,000.0 16 WASHINGTON $181.0 17 ARIZONA $1,023,693,000.0 17 MONTANA $172.4 18 COLORADO $996,266,000.0 18 LOUISIANA $172.1 19 LOUISIANA $773,076,000.0 19 NEW JERSEY $171.9 20 TENNESSEE $768,711,000.0 20 HAWAII $169.1 21 MISSOURI $754,740,000.0 21 OKLAHOMA $167.3 22 CONNECTICUT $723,346,000.0 22 NEW YORK $160.4 23 OREGON $720,504,000.0 23 GEORGIA $159.9 24 INDIANA $676,633,000.0 24 IDAHO $158.2 25 OKLAHOMA $616,933,000.0 25 ARIZONA $155.2 26 MINNESOTA $536,760,000.0 26 FLORIDA $149.4 27 KENTUCKY $527,311,000.0 27 OHIO $144.6 28 ALABAMA $525,281,000.0 28 NORTH CAROLINA $141.2 29 SOUTH CAROLINA $514,479,000.0 29 NEVADA $138.9 30 NEW MEXICO $376,627,000.0 30 PENNSYLVANIA $138.4 31 MISSISSIPPI $369,248,000.0 31 TEXAS $137.8 32 NEVADA $367,241,000.0 32 SOUTH DAKOTA $135.7 33 KANSAS $361,648,000.0 33 WEST VIRGINIA $133.0 34 ARKANSAS $361,537,000.0 34 KANSAS $128.3 35 UTAH $332,828,000.0 35 MISSOURI $126.1 36 IOWA $291,406,000.0 36 ARKANSAS $125.1 37 DELAWARE $280,710,000.0 37 MISSISSIPPI $125.1 38 IDAHO $244,504,000.0 38 KENTUCKY $122.2 15 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Corrections Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 ALASKA $243,961,000.0 39 TENNESSEE $122.1 40 WEST VIRGINIA $241,996,000.0 40 NEBRASKA $122.1 41 NEBRASKA $219,278,000.0 41 UTAH $119.5 42 HAWAII $219,070,000.0 42 SOUTH CAROLINA $112.8 43 RHODE ISLAND $199,394,000.0 43 ALABAMA $111.6 44 MONTANA $168,127,000.0 44 MAINE $107.7 45 WYOMING $164,617,000.0 45 INDIANA $105.3 46 MAINE $141,982,000.0 46 MINNESOTA $101.9 47 VERMONT $120,328,000.0 47 IOWA $96.9 48 NEW HAMPSHIRE $112,265,000.0 48 ILLINOIS $96.4 49 SOUTH DAKOTA $110,268,000.0 49 NORTH DAKOTA $94.9 50 NORTH DAKOTA $61,368,000.0 50 NEW HAMPSHIRE $84.8Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 16 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Natural Resources Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $22,435,091,000.0 UNITED STATES $73.2 1 CALIFORNIA $4,885,087,000.0 1 WYOMING $569.6 2 FLORIDA $1,833,040,000.0 2 ALASKA $407.3 3 TEXAS $825,882,000.0 3 MONTANA $286.9 4 WASHINGTON $738,520,000.0 4 NORTH DAKOTA $256.8 5 NORTH CAROLINA $678,813,000.0 5 SOUTH DAKOTA $151.9 6 PENNSYLVANIA $666,752,000.0 6 IDAHO $138.2 7 WISCONSIN $646,438,000.0 7 CALIFORNIA $132.2 8 NEW JERSEY $613,651,000.0 8 LOUISIANA $128.9 9 LOUISIANA $579,131,000.0 9 MAINE $126.8 10 MARYLAND $562,098,000.0 10 VERMONT $117.9 11 NEW YORK $547,896,000.0 11 WISCONSIN $114.3 12 GEORGIA $516,792,000.0 12 OREGON $111.0 13 MINNESOTA $511,888,000.0 13 WASHINGTON $110.8 14 OREGON $424,465,000.0 14 NEW MEXICO $110.4 15 TENNESSEE $388,711,000.0 15 DELAWARE $106.6 16 KENTUCKY $373,489,000.0 16 NEBRASKA $100.7 17 MICHIGAN $363,826,000.0 17 FLORIDA $98.9 18 OHIO $362,226,000.0 18 MARYLAND $98.6 19 MISSOURI $347,965,000.0 19 MINNESOTA $97.2 20 MASSACHUSETTS $338,037,000.0 20 MISSISSIPPI $96.6 21 COLORADO $321,469,000.0 21 IOWA $96.0 22 ARIZONA $321,173,000.0 22 WEST VIRGINIA $93.5 23 WYOMING $310,037,000.0 23 HAWAII $87.7 24 ALABAMA $309,369,000.0 24 KENTUCKY $86.6 25 SOUTH CAROLINA $299,956,000.0 25 ARKANSAS $86.4 26 INDIANA $293,931,000.0 26 KANSAS $72.9 27 IOWA $288,799,000.0 27 NORTH CAROLINA $72.4 28 MISSISSIPPI $285,285,000.0 28 NEW JERSEY $70.5 29 ALASKA $284,520,000.0 29 UTAH $66.7 30 MONTANA $279,698,000.0 30 SOUTH CAROLINA $65.8 31 ILLINOIS $272,110,000.0 31 ALABAMA $65.7 32 ARKANSAS $249,560,000.0 32 COLORADO $64.0 33 NEW MEXICO $221,810,000.0 33 TENNESSEE $61.7 34 OKLAHOMA $215,089,000.0 34 OKLAHOMA $58.3 35 IDAHO $213,597,000.0 35 MISSOURI $58.1 36 VIRGINIA $212,658,000.0 36 PENNSYLVANIA $52.9 37 KANSAS $205,394,000.0 37 GEORGIA $52.6 38 UTAH $185,613,000.0 38 NEVADA $52.0 17 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Natural Resources Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 NEBRASKA $180,968,000.0 39 NEW HAMPSHIRE $51.8 40 WEST VIRGINIA $170,113,000.0 40 MASSACHUSETTS $51.3 41 MAINE $167,216,000.0 41 ARIZONA $48.7 42 NORTH DAKOTA $166,129,000.0 42 INDIANA $45.8 43 NEVADA $137,372,000.0 43 RHODE ISLAND $39.4 44 CONNECTICUT $123,842,000.0 44 MICHIGAN $36.5 45 SOUTH DAKOTA $123,365,000.0 45 CONNECTICUT $35.2 46 HAWAII $113,560,000.0 46 TEXAS $33.3 47 DELAWARE $94,329,000.0 47 OHIO $31.4 48 VERMONT $73,300,000.0 48 NEW YORK $28.0 49 NEW HAMPSHIRE $68,642,000.0 49 VIRGINIA $27.0 50 RHODE ISLAND $41,480,000.0 50 ILLINOIS $21.1Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 18 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Parks & Recreation Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $6,396,814,000.0 UNITED STATES $20.9 1 NEW YORK $583,040,000.0 1 LOUISIANA $82.6 2 NEW JERSEY $502,611,000.0 2 WYOMING $63.1 3 CALIFORNIA $483,692,000.0 3 DELAWARE $61.9 4 LOUISIANA $371,160,000.0 4 HAWAII $60.9 5 NORTH CAROLINA $278,930,000.0 5 NEW JERSEY $57.7 6 ILLINOIS $276,560,000.0 6 SOUTH DAKOTA $51.9 7 MARYLAND $269,711,000.0 7 MARYLAND $47.3 8 PENNSYLVANIA $259,267,000.0 8 NEW MEXICO $45.6 9 MASSACHUSETTS $238,203,000.0 9 NORTH DAKOTA $39.8 10 GEORGIA $209,191,000.0 10 MINNESOTA $36.6 11 FLORIDA $195,516,000.0 11 MASSACHUSETTS $36.1 12 MINNESOTA $192,704,000.0 12 WEST VIRGINIA $31.5 13 VIRGINIA $148,721,000.0 13 NEW YORK $29.8 14 TENNESSEE $148,163,000.0 14 NORTH CAROLINA $29.7 15 WASHINGTON $139,378,000.0 15 KENTUCKY $27.9 16 OHIO $136,211,000.0 16 OKLAHOMA $27.1 17 ARIZONA $132,563,000.0 17 OREGON $27.0 18 TEXAS $130,316,000.0 18 IDAHO $26.6 19 KENTUCKY $120,502,000.0 19 SOUTH CAROLINA $26.4 20 SOUTH CAROLINA $120,343,000.0 20 ALASKA $24.7 21 OREGON $103,461,000.0 21 UTAH $23.7 22 OKLAHOMA $99,929,000.0 22 TENNESSEE $23.5 23 NEW MEXICO $91,671,000.0 23 VERMONT $23.1 24 MICHIGAN $88,249,000.0 24 ILLINOIS $21.4 25 COLORADO $79,099,000.0 25 GEORGIA $21.3 26 HAWAII $78,920,000.0 26 WASHINGTON $20.9 27 INDIANA $71,753,000.0 27 PENNSYLVANIA $20.6 28 UTAH $65,910,000.0 28 IOWA $20.3 29 IOWA $61,112,000.0 29 ARIZONA $20.1 30 CONNECTICUT $60,090,000.0 30 VIRGINIA $18.9 31 WEST VIRGINIA $57,347,000.0 31 NEVADA $17.5 32 DELAWARE $54,763,000.0 32 CONNECTICUT $17.1 33 ALABAMA $50,268,000.0 33 ARKANSAS $16.1 34 ARKANSAS $46,533,000.0 34 NEBRASKA $16.1 35 NEVADA $46,373,000.0 35 COLORADO $15.7 36 SOUTH DAKOTA $42,124,000.0 36 MONTANA $15.3 37 IDAHO $41,137,000.0 37 MISSISSIPPI $13.5 38 MISSISSIPPI $39,960,000.0 38 KANSAS $13.2 19 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Parks & Recreation Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 MISSOURI $37,236,000.0 39 CALIFORNIA $13.1 40 KANSAS $37,074,000.0 40 NEW HAMPSHIRE $12.6 41 WISCONSIN $35,926,000.0 41 OHIO $11.8 42 WYOMING $34,369,000.0 42 INDIANA $11.2 43 NEBRASKA $28,868,000.0 43 ALABAMA $10.7 44 NORTH DAKOTA $25,730,000.0 44 FLORIDA $10.5 45 ALASKA $17,274,000.0 45 MICHIGAN $8.9 46 NEW HAMPSHIRE $16,713,000.0 46 MAINE $8.5 47 MONTANA $14,950,000.0 47 RHODE ISLAND $7.3 48 VERMONT $14,370,000.0 48 WISCONSIN $6.4 49 MAINE $11,159,000.0 49 MISSOURI $6.2 50 RHODE ISLAND $7,664,000.0 50 TEXAS $5.3Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 20 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Government Administration Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $53,568,919,000.0 UNITED STATES $174.8 1 CALIFORNIA $8,838,202,000.0 1 ALASKA $823.0 2 NEW YORK $5,875,815,000.0 2 DELAWARE $546.3 3 FLORIDA $2,982,756,000.0 3 HAWAII $375.8 4 PENNSYLVANIA $2,503,561,000.0 4 MONTANA $371.8 5 NEW JERSEY $1,861,067,000.0 5 WYOMING $369.3 6 OHIO $1,797,276,000.0 6 RHODE ISLAND $343.9 7 MASSACHUSETTS $1,666,967,000.0 7 CONNECTICUT $317.2 8 TEXAS $1,475,149,000.0 8 NEW YORK $300.7 9 MARYLAND $1,243,982,000.0 9 NEW MEXICO $262.9 10 VIRGINIA $1,233,436,000.0 10 UTAH $256.0 11 ILLINOIS $1,216,329,000.0 11 MASSACHUSETTS $252.8 12 NORTH CAROLINA $1,177,769,000.0 12 VERMONT $251.4 13 CONNECTICUT $1,116,120,000.0 13 MAINE $247.1 14 SOUTH CAROLINA $1,094,646,000.0 14 SOUTH CAROLINA $240.0 15 MICHIGAN $1,073,964,000.0 15 CALIFORNIA $239.1 16 LOUISIANA $929,882,000.0 16 IDAHO $233.0 17 OREGON $888,704,000.0 17 OREGON $232.3 18 COLORADO $869,746,000.0 18 WEST VIRGINIA $226.6 19 MINNESOTA $857,460,000.0 19 MARYLAND $218.3 20 KENTUCKY $840,386,000.0 20 NEW JERSEY $213.7 21 GEORGIA $815,307,000.0 21 SOUTH DAKOTA $208.5 22 WASHINGTON $785,458,000.0 22 LOUISIANA $207.0 23 ARIZONA $767,263,000.0 23 ARKANSAS $204.7 24 TENNESSEE $752,009,000.0 24 PENNSYLVANIA $198.6 25 UTAH $712,868,000.0 25 KENTUCKY $194.8 26 WISCONSIN $673,364,000.0 26 NORTH DAKOTA $190.1 27 INDIANA $638,989,000.0 27 IOWA $184.5 28 ARKANSAS $591,373,000.0 28 NEW HAMPSHIRE $179.5 29 ALABAMA $576,755,000.0 29 COLORADO $173.1 30 ALASKA $574,841,000.0 30 KANSAS $162.9 31 IOWA $554,993,000.0 31 MINNESOTA $162.8 32 MISSOURI $541,561,000.0 32 FLORIDA $160.9 33 OKLAHOMA $539,815,000.0 33 VIRGINIA $156.5 34 NEW MEXICO $528,382,000.0 34 OHIO $155.7 35 HAWAII $486,718,000.0 35 OKLAHOMA $146.4 36 DELAWARE $483,562,000.0 36 NORTH CAROLINA $125.5 37 KANSAS $459,166,000.0 37 ALABAMA $122.5 38 WEST VIRGINIA $412,403,000.0 38 TENNESSEE $119.4 21 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Government Administration Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 MONTANA $362,540,000.0 39 WISCONSIN $119.1 40 RHODE ISLAND $362,174,000.0 40 WASHINGTON $117.9 41 IDAHO $360,140,000.0 41 ARIZONA $116.3 42 MISSISSIPPI $327,410,000.0 42 NEBRASKA $114.1 43 MAINE $325,779,000.0 43 NEVADA $113.7 44 NEVADA $300,560,000.0 44 MISSISSIPPI $110.9 45 NEW HAMPSHIRE $237,721,000.0 45 MICHIGAN $107.7 46 NEBRASKA $204,921,000.0 46 INDIANA $99.5 47 WYOMING $200,990,000.0 47 ILLINOIS $94.2 48 SOUTH DAKOTA $169,363,000.0 48 MISSOURI $90.4 49 VERMONT $156,325,000.0 49 GEORGIA $82.9 50 NORTH DAKOTA $122,952,000.0 50 TEXAS $59.5Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 22 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Interest on General Debt Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $44,719,371,000.0 UNITED STATES $145.9 1 CALIFORNIA $5,650,752,000.0 1 MASSACHUSETTS $550.1 2 NEW YORK $3,789,714,000.0 2 ALASKA $443.9 3 MASSACHUSETTS $3,627,100,000.0 3 RHODE ISLAND $398.7 4 ILLINOIS $2,867,051,000.0 4 CONNECTICUT $359.8 5 NEW JERSEY $2,053,045,000.0 5 HAWAII $340.5 6 PENNSYLVANIA $1,948,384,000.0 6 DELAWARE $304.5 7 FLORIDA $1,604,312,000.0 7 VERMONT $291.2 8 OHIO $1,440,693,000.0 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE $287.7 9 MICHIGAN $1,309,650,000.0 9 NORTH DAKOTA $254.2 10 CONNECTICUT $1,265,952,000.0 10 NEW JERSEY $235.8 11 TEXAS $1,189,733,000.0 11 ILLINOIS $222.1 12 WISCONSIN $1,060,901,000.0 12 MONTANA $214.7 13 MARYLAND $1,046,312,000.0 13 LOUISIANA $201.2 14 MISSOURI $1,045,801,000.0 14 MAINE $195.6 15 WASHINGTON $1,039,159,000.0 15 NEW MEXICO $195.4 16 INDIANA $967,653,000.0 16 NEW YORK $193.9 17 LOUISIANA $903,661,000.0 17 WISCONSIN $187.6 18 VIRGINIA $882,679,000.0 18 MARYLAND $183.6 19 COLORADO $827,293,000.0 19 MISSOURI $174.7 20 NORTH CAROLINA $676,360,000.0 20 SOUTH DAKOTA $167.4 21 GEORGIA $598,122,000.0 21 COLORADO $164.6 22 SOUTH CAROLINA $590,974,000.0 22 WASHINGTON $155.9 23 KENTUCKY $503,054,000.0 23 PENNSYLVANIA $154.6 24 MINNESOTA $496,677,000.0 24 CALIFORNIA $152.9 25 ARIZONA $490,912,000.0 25 INDIANA $150.7 26 OKLAHOMA $461,086,000.0 26 WEST VIRGINIA $140.2 27 OREGON $450,490,000.0 27 MICHIGAN $131.4 28 HAWAII $441,026,000.0 28 IOWA $130.3 29 RHODE ISLAND $419,869,000.0 29 SOUTH CAROLINA $129.6 30 NEW MEXICO $392,772,000.0 30 OKLAHOMA $125.1 31 IOWA $391,988,000.0 31 OHIO $124.8 32 NEW HAMPSHIRE $381,127,000.0 32 KANSAS $118.7 33 KANSAS $334,469,000.0 33 OREGON $117.8 34 ALABAMA $328,836,000.0 34 KENTUCKY $116.6 35 ALASKA $310,066,000.0 35 WYOMING $113.9 36 UTAH $275,837,000.0 36 VIRGINIA $112.0 37 DELAWARE $269,560,000.0 37 IDAHO $105.0 38 MAINE $257,910,000.0 38 UTAH $99.1 23 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Interest on General Debt Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per Capita Rank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 WEST VIRGINIA $255,121,000.0 39 MINNESOTA $94.3 40 MISSISSIPPI $238,668,000.0 40 FLORIDA $86.5 41 TENNESSEE $214,413,000.0 41 MISSISSIPPI $80.8 42 MONTANA $209,308,000.0 42 NEVADA $77.0 43 NEVADA $203,422,000.0 43 ARIZONA $74.4 44 ARKANSAS $193,767,000.0 44 NORTH CAROLINA $72.1 45 VERMONT $181,054,000.0 45 ALABAMA $69.8 46 NORTH DAKOTA $164,425,000.0 46 ARKANSAS $67.1 47 IDAHO $162,233,000.0 47 GEORGIA $60.9 48 SOUTH DAKOTA $136,008,000.0 48 NEBRASKA $60.1 49 NEBRASKA $107,999,000.0 49 TEXAS $48.0 50 WYOMING $61,973,000.0 50 TENNESSEE $34.1Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 24 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Other & Unallocable Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount UNITED STATES $132,226,807,000.0 UNITED STATES $431.5 1 CALIFORNIA $13,929,418,000.0 1 ALASKA $3,383.0 2 NEW YORK $12,438,379,000.0 2 LOUISIANA $1,640.7 3 LOUISIANA $7,370,121,000.0 3 WYOMING $1,428.8 4 ILLINOIS $6,635,122,000.0 4 HAWAII $1,266.2 5 FLORIDA $6,465,406,000.0 5 MISSISSIPPI $987.8 6 NEW JERSEY $5,792,790,000.0 6 NEW MEXICO $965.5 7 MASSACHUSETTS $5,447,502,000.0 7 NORTH DAKOTA $901.2 8 OHIO $4,902,084,000.0 8 MASSACHUSETTS $826.2 9 TEXAS $4,898,514,000.0 9 MAINE $709.1 10 INDIANA $4,042,041,000.0 10 RHODE ISLAND $698.7 11 WISCONSIN $3,821,621,000.0 11 WISCONSIN $675.8 12 VIRGINIA $3,335,819,000.0 12 DELAWARE $674.6 13 ARIZONA $3,165,007,000.0 13 NEW JERSEY $665.2 14 MICHIGAN $3,090,269,000.0 14 MONTANA $637.2 15 PENNSYLVANIA $3,052,868,000.0 15 NEW YORK $636.5 16 MISSISSIPPI $2,915,970,000.0 16 INDIANA $629.3 17 SOUTH CAROLINA $2,729,774,000.0 17 SOUTH CAROLINA $598.5 18 MINNESOTA $2,650,534,000.0 18 CONNECTICUT $565.0 19 ALASKA $2,362,926,000.0 19 NEVADA $531.3 20 MARYLAND $2,313,696,000.0 20 ILLINOIS $513.9 21 CONNECTICUT $1,987,811,000.0 21 MINNESOTA $503.3 22 GEORGIA $1,960,114,000.0 22 NEBRASKA $502.9 23 NEW MEXICO $1,940,260,000.0 23 ARIZONA $479.9 24 WASHINGTON $1,867,995,000.0 24 NEW HAMPSHIRE $437.6 25 NORTH CAROLINA $1,780,533,000.0 25 OHIO $424.7 26 HAWAII $1,639,920,000.0 26 VIRGINIA $423.2 27 TENNESSEE $1,528,006,000.0 27 WEST VIRGINIA $416.1 28 NEVADA $1,404,336,000.0 28 VERMONT $411.9 29 MISSOURI $1,323,197,000.0 29 MARYLAND $405.9 30 OREGON $1,144,634,000.0 30 CALIFORNIA $376.9 31 ALABAMA $1,075,888,000.0 31 FLORIDA $348.8 32 COLORADO $1,033,771,000.0 32 SOUTH DAKOTA $314.7 33 MAINE $934,768,000.0 33 MICHIGAN $310.0 34 KENTUCKY $919,397,000.0 34 OREGON $299.2 35 NEBRASKA $903,449,000.0 35 IDAHO $291.3 36 KANSAS $780,092,000.0 36 WASHINGTON $280.3 37 WYOMING $777,674,000.0 37 KANSAS $276.8 38 ARKANSAS $771,309,000.0 38 UTAH $271.9 25 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Other & Unallocable Expenditures Per Capita: 2008 Total Expenditures Per CapitaRank State Amount Rank State Amount 39 OKLAHOMA $766,584,000.0 39 ARKANSAS $266.9 40 WEST VIRGINIA $757,162,000.0 40 IOWA $244.1 41 UTAH $757,086,000.0 41 TENNESSEE $242.7 42 RHODE ISLAND $735,895,000.0 42 PENNSYLVANIA $242.2 43 IOWA $734,069,000.0 43 ALABAMA $228.5 44 MONTANA $621,275,000.0 44 MISSOURI $221.0 45 DELAWARE $597,095,000.0 45 KENTUCKY $213.1 46 NORTH DAKOTA $582,916,000.0 46 OKLAHOMA $207.9 47 NEW HAMPSHIRE $579,665,000.0 47 COLORADO $205.7 48 IDAHO $450,294,000.0 48 GEORGIA $199.4 49 VERMONT $256,084,000.0 49 TEXAS $197.7 50 SOUTH DAKOTA $255,667,000.0 50 NORTH CAROLINA $189.8Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Finances 2008 26 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: General Sales & Gross Receipts (2009)Rank State Percent of Total Tax Collections UNITED STATES 31.9% 1 WASHINGTON 61.2% 2 TENNESSEE 60.9% 3 FLORIDA 60.2% 4 SOUTH DAKOTA 56.7% 5 HAWAII 52.2% 6 TEXAS 51.6% 7 ARIZONA 50.4% 8 NEVADA 48.2% 9 MISSISSIPPI 46.5% 10 INDIANA 41.6% 11 SOUTH CAROLINA 40.7% 12 MICHIGAN 40.2% 13 NEW MEXICO 38.9% 14 IDAHO 38.0% 15 NEBRASKA 37.6% 16 ARKANSAS 37.0% 17 WYOMING 35.8% 18 KANSAS 33.3% 19 GEORGIA 33.0% 20 UTAH 32.2% 21 IOWA 31.5% 22 RHODE ISLAND 31.5% 23 OHIO 30.6% 24 NEW JERSEY 30.1% 25 LOUISIANA 29.6% 26 KENTUCKY 29.3% 27 MISSOURI 29.3% 28 MAINE 29.0% 29 CALIFORNIA 28.7% 30 PENNSYLVANIA 28.3% 31 WISCONSIN 28.2% 32 OKLAHOMA 26.5% 33 ILLINOIS 25.5% 34 MARYLAND 25.5% 35 MINNESOTA 25.5% 36 CONNECTICUT 25.4% 37 NORTH DAKOTA 25.2% 38 ALABAMA 24.9% 27 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: General Sales & Gross Receipts (2009) Rank State Percent of Total Tax Collections 39 COLORADO 24.5% 40 NORTH CAROLINA 24.2% 41 WEST VIRGINIA 23.2% 42 VIRGINIA 20.8% 43 MASSACHUSETTS 19.9% 44 NEW YORK 17.0% 45 VERMONT 12.8% ALASKA X DELAWARE X MONTANA X NEW HAMPSHIRE X OREGON XSource: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, 2009 Annual Survey of State Government TaxCollections 28 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Individual Income (2009)Rank State Percent of Total Tax Collections UNITED STATES 34.4% 1 OREGON 73.2% 2 NEW YORK 56.7% 3 VIRGINIA 55.1% 4 MASSACHUSETTS 54.4% 5 COLORADO 50.7% 6 CONNECTICUT 49.3% 7 GEORGIA 48.5% 8 NORTH CAROLINA 46.6% 9 MISSOURI 46.1% 10 CALIFORNIA 43.9% 11 WISCONSIN 42.9% 12 MARYLAND 42.8% 13 UTAH 42.8% 14 KANSAS 40.8% 15 MINNESOTA 40.5% 16 NEBRASKA 40.0% 17 MAINE 39.3% 18 NEW JERSEY 39.2% 19 IOWA 38.7% 20 RHODE ISLAND 37.2% 21 IDAHO 37.1% 22 OHIO 34.7% 23 MONTANA 34.4% 24 KENTUCKY 34.0% 25 SOUTH CAROLINA 32.9% 26 DELAWARE 32.5% 27 WEST VIRGINIA 32.5% 28 ALABAMA 32.1% 29 PENNSYLVANIA 31.8% 30 ILLINOIS 31.4% 31 OKLAHOMA 31.2% 32 ARKANSAS 30.0% 33 LOUISIANA 29.4% 34 INDIANA 29.0% 35 HAWAII 28.4% 36 MICHIGAN 25.6% 37 MISSISSIPPI 22.8% 38 VERMONT 21.3% 29 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Individual Income (2009) Rank State Percent of Total Tax Collections 39 NEW MEXICO 19.2% 40 ARIZONA 17.4% 41 NORTH DAKOTA 15.3% 42 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.6% 43 TENNESSEE 2.1% ALASKA X FLORIDA X NEVADA X SOUTH DAKOTA X TEXAS X WASHINGTON X WYOMING XSource: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, 2009 Annual Survey of State Government TaxCollections 30 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Selective Sales (2009)Rank State Amount UNITED STATES 16.0% 1 NEW HAMPSHIRE 39.0% 2 NEVADA 29.8% 3 TEXAS 25.8% 4 ALABAMA 25.7% 5 SOUTH DAKOTA 24.5% 6 ILLINOIS 24.0% 7 FLORIDA 23.9% 8 WEST VIRGINIA 23.3% 9 MONTANA 22.0% 10 RHODE ISLAND 22.0% 11 PENNSYLVANIA 21.9% 12 LOUISIANA 20.5% 13 OHIO 20.1% 14 VERMONT 20.0% 15 WASHINGTON 18.7% 16 KENTUCKY 18.5% 17 MAINE 18.0% 18 INDIANA 17.8% 19 MINNESOTA 17.4% 20 WISCONSIN 17.4% 21 MISSISSIPPI 17.1% 22 DELAWARE 16.9% 23 NORTH CAROLINA 16.9% 24 CONNECTICUT 16.5% 25 SOUTH CAROLINA 16.3% 26 TENNESSEE 15.7% 27 IOWA 15.3% 28 ARIZONA 15.2% 29 MISSOURI 15.2% 30 MARYLAND 15.1% 31 MICHIGAN 15.0% 32 HAWAII 14.1% 33 NEW YORK 14.1% 34 NORTH DAKOTA 13.9% 35 COLORADO 13.5% 36 ARKANSAS 13.2% 37 VIRGINIA 13.2% 38 NEW JERSEY 13.0% 31 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Selective Sales (2009) Rank State Amount 39 NEBRASKA 12.8% 40 NEW MEXICO 12.5% 41 KANSAS 12.2% 42 OKLAHOMA 12.2% 43 UTAH 12.1% 44 IDAHO 11.6% 45 GEORGIA 10.5% 46 MASSACHUSETTS 10.4% 47 OREGON 10.0% 48 CALIFORNIA 7.3% 49 ALASKA 4.9% 50 WYOMING 4.7%Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, 2009 Annual Survey of State Government TaxCollections 32 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Corporation Net Income (2009)Rank State Amount UNITED STATES 5.6% 1 NEW HAMPSHIRE 23.2% 2 ALASKA 12.8% 3 CALIFORNIA 9.4% 4 ILLINOIS 9.4% 5 MASSACHUSETTS 9.2% 6 NEW JERSEY 8.8% 7 WEST VIRGINIA 8.8% 8 TENNESSEE 7.8% 9 DELAWARE 7.4% 10 MONTANA 6.8% 11 NEW YORK 6.8% 12 LOUISIANA 6.1% 13 ALABAMA 5.9% 14 PENNSYLVANIA 5.8% 15 FLORIDA 5.7% 16 INDIANA 5.6% 17 KANSAS 5.5% 18 NORTH DAKOTA 5.4% 19 ARIZONA 5.3% 20 MARYLAND 5.0% 21 MISSISSIPPI 5.0% 22 NEBRASKA 5.0% 23 ARKANSAS 4.6% 24 IDAHO 4.5% 25 MINNESOTA 4.5% 26 UTAH 4.5% 27 NORTH CAROLINA 4.4% 28 GEORGIA 4.3% 29 WISCONSIN 4.3% 30 NEW MEXICO 4.2% 31 OKLAHOMA 4.2% 32 RHODE ISLAND 4.2% 33 MAINE 4.1% 34 KENTUCKY 4.0% 35 VIRGINIA 3.9% 36 COLORADO 3.8% 37 IOWA 3.8% 38 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.7% 33 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Corporation Net Income (2009) Rank State Amount 39 OREGON 3.5% 40 VERMONT 3.5% 41 CONNECTICUT 3.4% 42 SOUTH CAROLINA 3.1% 43 MICHIGAN 2.8% 44 MISSOURI 2.7% 45 OHIO 2.2% 46 HAWAII 1.7% NEVADA X TEXAS X WASHINGTON X WYOMING XSource: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, 2009 Annual Survey of State Government TaxCollections 34 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Property (2009)Rank State Amount UNITED STATES 1.8% 1 VERMONT 36.4% 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE 18.5% 3 WASHINGTON 10.9% 4 WYOMING 10.4% 5 MICHIGAN 9.9% 6 ARKANSAS 9.8% 7 MONTANA 9.8% 8 ARIZONA 7.4% 9 KENTUCKY 5.3% 10 MARYLAND 4.6% 11 MINNESOTA 4.2% 12 ALABAMA 3.8% 13 NEVADA 3.7% 14 CALIFORNIA 2.3% 15 ALASKA 2.2% 16 NEW MEXICO 1.3% 17 KANSAS 1.2% 18 MAINE 1.2% 19 WISCONSIN 0.9% 20 MISSISSIPPI 0.8% 21 LOUISIANA 0.6% 22 GEORGIA 0.5% 23 MISSOURI 0.3% 24 OREGON 0.3% 25 ILLINOIS 0.2% 26 PENNSYLVANIA 0.2% 27 VIRGINIA 0.2% 28 INDIANA 0.1% 29 NORTH DAKOTA 0.1% 30 RHODE ISLAND 0.1% 31 SOUTH CAROLINA 0.1% 32 WEST VIRGINIA 0.1% 33 FLORIDA 0.0% 33 MASSACHUSETTS 0.0% 33 NEBRASKA 0.0% 33 NEW JERSEY 0.0% COLORADO X CONNECTICUT X 35 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Property (2009) Rank State Amount DELAWARE X HAWAII X IDAHO X IOWA X NEW YORK X NORTH CAROLINA X OHIO X OKLAHOMA X SOUTH DAKOTA X TENNESSEE X TEXAS X UTAH XSource: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, 2009 Annual Survey of State Government TaxCollections 36 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Other (2009)Rank State Amount UNITED STATES 10.3% 1 ALASKA 80.1% 2 WYOMING 49.1% 3 DELAWARE 43.2% 4 NORTH DAKOTA 40.1% 5 MONTANA 27.1% 6 OKLAHOMA 25.9% 7 NEW MEXICO 23.9% 8 TEXAS 22.7% 9 NEVADA 18.3% 10 SOUTH DAKOTA 15.1% 11 NEW HAMPSHIRE 14.7% 12 LOUISIANA 13.8% 13 TENNESSEE 13.4% 14 OREGON 12.9% 15 OHIO 12.4% 16 PENNSYLVANIA 12.1% 17 WEST VIRGINIA 12.1% 18 IOWA 10.7% 19 FLORIDA 10.2% 20 ILLINOIS 9.5% 21 WASHINGTON 9.2% 22 KENTUCKY 9.0% 23 IDAHO 8.8% 24 NEW JERSEY 8.8% 25 UTAH 8.5% 26 MAINE 8.4% 27 CALIFORNIA 8.3% 28 MINNESOTA 7.9% 29 MISSISSIPPI 7.9% 30 NORTH CAROLINA 7.8% 31 ALABAMA 7.6% 32 COLORADO 7.5% 33 MARYLAND 7.1% 34 KANSAS 7.0% 35 VIRGINIA 6.9% 36 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.8% 37 MICHIGAN 6.5% 37 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Reliance on Major Tax Sources: Other (2009) Rank State Amount 38 MISSOURI 6.4% 39 WISCONSIN 6.2% 40 MASSACHUSETTS 6.1% 41 VERMONT 6.1% 42 INDIANA 5.9% 43 NEW YORK 5.4% 44 ARKANSAS 5.3% 45 CONNECTICUT 5.3% 46 RHODE ISLAND 5.1% 47 NEBRASKA 4.6% 48 ARIZONA 4.2% 49 HAWAII 3.6% 50 GEORGIA 3.1%Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, 2009 Annual Survey of State Government TaxCollections 38 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Employees Per Capita: Full Time Employees Total State Full Time Employees Total Full Time Employees Per CapitaRank State Total Rank State Amount UNITED STATES 3,836,544 UNITED STATES 0.013 1 California 352,647 1 Hawaii 0.042 2 Texas 265,310 2 Alaska 0.035 3 New York 240,775 3 Delaware 0.027 4 Florida 169,754 4 North Dakota 0.024 5 Pennsylvania 143,440 5 Wyoming 0.023 6 New Jersey 140,260 6 Vermont 0.022 7 North Carolina 129,607 7 New Mexico 0.021 8 Michigan 116,999 8 Arkansas 0.020 9 Ohio 116,726 9 West Virginia 0.020 10 Illinois 108,927 10 Louisiana 0.019 11 Virginia 108,466 11 Mississippi 0.018 12 Georgia 108,043 12 Montana 0.018 13 Washington 103,185 13 Oklahoma 0.017 14 Massachusetts 85,395 14 Alabama 0.017 15 Louisiana 84,321 15 Rhode Island 0.017 16 Maryland 81,483 16 Kentucky 0.016 17 Alabama 80,052 17 Connecticut 0.016 18 Missouri 79,997 18 New Jersey 0.016 19 Indiana 76,790 19 Utah 0.016 20 Tennessee 76,308 20 South Carolina 0.015 21 Kentucky 70,863 21 Washington 0.015 22 South Carolina 70,655 22 South Dakota 0.015 23 Minnesota 66,788 23 Nebraska 0.015 24 Oklahoma 63,551 24 Oregon 0.015 25 Arizona 60,259 25 Iowa 0.014 26 Connecticut 57,117 26 Maryland 0.014 27 Wisconsin 56,957 27 Kansas 0.014 28 Arkansas 56,405 28 Maine 0.014 29 Oregon 55,915 29 North Carolina 0.014 30 Hawaii 54,852 30 Virginia 0.014 31 Colorado 53,863 31 Missouri 0.013 32 Mississippi 52,132 32 Massachusetts 0.013 33 Utah 44,398 33 Minnesota 0.013 34 Iowa 43,190 34 Idaho 0.013 35 New Mexico 42,785 35 New York 0.012 36 Kansas 39,672 36 New Hampshire 0.012 37 West Virginia 35,514 37 Tennessee 0.012 38 Nebraska 27,055 38 Indiana 0.012 39 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Employees Per Capita: Full Time Employees Total State Full Time Employees Total Full Time Employees Per Capita Rank State Total Rank State Amount 39 Nevada 25,521 39 Michigan 0.012 40 Alaska 24,183 40 Pennsylvania 0.011 41 Delaware 23,602 41 Georgia 0.011 42 Idaho 19,483 42 Colorado 0.011 43 Maine 18,395 43 Texas 0.011 44 Rhode Island 17,700 44 Ohio 0.010 45 Montana 17,149 45 Wisconsin 0.010 46 New Hampshire 16,157 46 Nevada 0.010 47 North Dakota 15,297 47 California 0.010 48 Vermont 13,706 48 Florida 0.009 49 Wyoming 12,582 49 Arizona 0.009 50 South Dakota 12,313 50 Illinois 0.008Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Employment and Payroll Data(March 2009) and Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico:April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NST-EST2009-01). 40 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • State Employees Per Capita: Full Time Equivalents Total State Full Time Equivalents Total State Full Time Equivalents Per CapitaRank State Total Rank State Amount UNITED STATES 4,399,190 UNITED STATES 0.014 1 California 411,142 1 Hawaii 0.046 2 Texas 300,112 2 Alaska 0.037 3 New York 257,490 3 Delaware 0.030 4 Florida 185,630 4 North Dakota 0.027 5 Pennsylvania 163,903 5 Wyoming 0.025 6 New Jersey 154,106 6 New Mexico 0.024 7 North Carolina 147,895 7 Vermont 0.023 8 Ohio 142,945 8 West Virginia 0.022 9 Michigan 142,924 9 Arkansas 0.021 10 Illinois 136,542 10 Montana 0.021 11 Virginia 125,570 11 Louisiana 0.020 12 Washington 125,423 12 Oklahoma 0.020 13 Georgia 122,582 13 Mississippi 0.020 14 Massachusetts 96,865 14 Alabama 0.019 15 Indiana 92,484 15 Connecticut 0.019 16 Louisiana 91,809 16 Washington 0.019 17 Missouri 90,092 17 Kentucky 0.019 18 Maryland 89,511 18 Rhode Island 0.019 19 Alabama 89,467 19 Utah 0.019 20 Tennessee 84,387 20 Nebraska 0.018 21 Kentucky 81,117 21 New Jersey 0.018 22 Minnesota 80,536 22 Iowa 0.017 23 South Carolina 77,261 23 South Dakota 0.017 24 Colorado 72,778 24 South Carolina 0.017 25 Oklahoma 72,198 25 Oregon 0.016 26 Wisconsin 70,457 26 Maine 0.016 27 Arizona 68,972 27 Kansas 0.016 28 Connecticut 66,498 28 Virginia 0.016 29 Oregon 63,086 29 North Carolina 0.016 30 Arkansas 61,337 30 Maryland 0.016 31 Hawaii 60,041 31 Minnesota 0.015 32 Mississippi 57,773 32 Missouri 0.015 33 Iowa 52,288 33 Idaho 0.015 34 Utah 51,606 34 New Hampshire 0.015 35 New Mexico 48,680 35 Massachusetts 0.015 36 Kansas 45,163 36 Colorado 0.014 37 West Virginia 39,505 37 Indiana 0.014 38 Nebraska 32,333 38 Michigan 0.014 41 National Conference of State Legislatures
    • 39 Nevada 29,517 39 Tennessee 0.013 40 Delaware 26,510 40 New York 0.013 41 Alaska 26,183 41 Pennsylvania 0.013 42 Idaho 23,179 42 Georgia 0.012 43 Maine 21,497 43 Wisconsin 0.012 44 Montana 20,590 44 Ohio 0.012 45 Rhode Island 19,669 45 Texas 0.012 46 New Hampshire 19,591 46 Nevada 0.011 47 North Dakota 17,667 47 California 0.011 48 Vermont 14,598 48 Illinois 0.011 49 South Dakota 14,053 49 Arizona 0.010 50 Wyoming 13,628 50 Florida 0.010Source: NCSL calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau data, State Government Employment and Payroll Data(March 2009) and Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico:April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NST-EST2009-01). 42 National Conference of State Legislatures