Direct Expenditure by States
Current expenditures (such as salaries and supplies), plus any expenditures for capital improvements. Dollars per resident, adjusted for inflation. Shown as difference from nation-wide value.
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Source of original data: Pierson K, Hand ML, Thompson F (2015). The Government Finance Database: A Common Resource for Quantitative Research in Public Financial Analysis. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130119. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130119. Author’s calculations and charting.