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State budgets

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signing into law state budget bills on July 11, 2011.
In fiscal year 2014, spending in the 50 states totaled an estimated $1.79 trillion (including both state and federal funds). This represented a 5.7 percent increase over the fiscal year 2013 total.

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Welcome to Budget Policypedia

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Welcome to the Budget Policy Project portal, where you will find information pertaining to budget and finance policy in the 50 states. Our pages provide extensive information about expenditures, revenues and tax policy, as well as the terms and definitions used in public policy debates. This project will equip citizens with the tools to better understand the nuts and bolts of state finances and engage in the public policymaking process.

Tax policy

A group of people filing tax forms at an Internal Revenue Service office in 1920.

In 2013, the states collected a total of $846 billion in state tax revenues. This amounted to approximately $2,682 per capita, or 6.2 percent of personal income. Of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., seven do not levy a personal income tax, five do not collect a general sales tax and four do not levy a corporate income tax.

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