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Inflation Adjustment
  • CPI: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by consumers
  • IPD: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by governments
  • Economic Growth: adjusts for changes in the size of the state economy (measured in terms of total personal income)
  • None: does not capture changes in the value of a dollar over time.

Massachusetts State Budget

funding levels adjusted for economic growth

  • Funding History
  • Net State Costs

Adjusting for Economic Growth

The numbers on this page have been adjusted to reflect changes in the size of the Massachusetts economy. This is particularly useful for tracking spending across large sections of the budget or over long periods of time, because it lets us see what share of our total resources we are devoting to things like Education or Health Care. Elsewhere in MassBudget's Budget Browser, where the spending areas under consideration are much smaller, this is NOT the default adjustment. For a fuller explanation, along with a caution about why you need to be careful to always look at comparable years in an economic cycle, see our factsheet.

EducationEnvironment & RecreationHealth CareHuman ServicesInfrastructure, Housing & Economic DevelopmentLaw & Public SafetyLocal AidOtherTotals
FY19 GAA$8,315,460,995$220,057,471$20,720,033,243$4,372,200,886$2,340,824,146$2,931,667,212$1,142,978,704$5,936,627,480$45,979,850,137
FY18$7,978,813,822$200,209,118$20,271,210,015$4,264,421,617$2,194,920,337$2,749,898,937$1,100,724,825$5,720,572,613$44,480,771,284
FY17$8,229,074,126$204,170,177$20,619,140,098$4,407,096,011$2,440,360,625$2,930,907,552$1,115,884,602$5,740,044,729$45,686,677,920
FY16$8,317,214,218$230,069,747$21,003,091,093$4,435,365,508$2,473,292,720$2,941,566,801$1,102,019,183$5,428,465,500$45,931,084,770
FY15$8,242,204,321$218,638,629$19,817,997,373$4,361,890,199$2,472,312,293$2,932,456,761$1,092,378,143$5,404,453,136$44,542,330,854
FY14$8,637,977,410$225,087,614$19,507,160,253$4,394,786,591$2,567,348,502$3,069,843,899$1,179,505,507$5,530,056,328$45,111,766,104
FY13$8,357,780,269$214,362,662$18,220,136,533$4,235,282,803$2,148,365,797$2,982,874,556$1,134,089,357$5,452,484,301$42,745,376,276
FY12$8,412,475,031$209,097,727$18,737,486,579$4,360,356,834$2,223,845,486$2,991,621,885$1,197,168,484$5,519,910,948$43,651,962,973
FY11$8,767,709,957$219,109,604$19,469,361,232$4,447,543,792$2,222,560,509$3,118,022,049$1,228,198,321$5,483,459,795$44,955,965,259
FY10$9,460,926,334$252,870,047$19,036,575,105$4,782,342,171$2,376,538,802$3,438,946,541$1,386,812,576$5,786,611,919$46,521,623,495
FY09$10,040,966,504$299,205,636$18,482,279,409$5,045,755,122$2,151,596,058$3,741,771,379$1,793,757,650$6,030,170,346$47,585,502,104
FY08$8,552,025,803$272,623,527$15,908,426,799$4,432,398,509$1,930,130,061$3,379,689,058$1,766,842,452$5,591,587,972$41,833,724,182
FY07$8,742,555,328$296,568,626$16,359,046,457$4,622,559,623$2,443,493,150$3,404,265,006$1,864,285,237$5,859,315,560$43,592,088,986
FY06$8,441,199,653$351,600,148$15,749,873,340$4,697,435,469$2,062,573,885$3,262,565,474$1,726,071,636$5,847,062,780$42,138,382,385
FY05$8,734,953,216$270,720,431$18,282,464,241$4,925,069,268$2,001,874,097$3,362,620,981$1,863,529,797$6,125,007,565$45,566,239,598
FY04$9,124,493,227$283,989,284$16,863,326,739$5,052,160,005$2,050,660,179$3,459,615,375$1,949,481,010$5,415,499,578$44,199,225,397
FY03$10,071,430,208$324,795,299$16,103,666,578$5,344,726,478$2,339,128,903$3,574,924,506$2,118,926,666$5,604,792,294$45,482,390,932
FY02$10,353,143,969$409,029,145$15,706,589,764$5,305,189,863$2,416,295,194$3,691,407,983$2,417,778,139$5,807,135,423$46,106,569,480
FY01$9,717,943,133$397,831,804$13,278,243,778$4,905,028,455$2,678,841,544$3,426,149,162$2,343,062,857$6,181,367,911$42,928,468,643

Net State Costs

The state budget is funded by several types of revenue, including taxes, funds from the federal government, and departmental revenues such as licensing and other fees. The "Net State Costs" here subtract federal and departmental revenues from budget totals. These are estimates, based on the best available data. During the recent recession In FY 2009-FY 2011, there was a steep but temporary drop in net state health care costs due federal recovery funds made available to states. For more information on calculating net cost, see explanation here.

Adjusting for Economic Growth

The numbers on this page have been adjusted to reflect changes in the size of the Massachusetts economy. This is particularly useful for tracking spending across large sections of the budget or over long periods of time, because it lets us see what share of our total resources we are devoting to things like Education or Health Care. Elsewhere in MassBudget's Budget Browser, where the spending areas under consideration are much smaller, this is NOT the default adjustment. For a fuller explanation, along with a caution about why you need to be careful to always look at comparable years in an economic cycle, see our factsheet.

EducationEnvironment & RecreationHealth CareHuman ServicesInfrastructure, Housing & Economic DevelopmentLaw & Public SafetyLocal AidOtherTotals
FY19 GAA$7,811,132,278$133,693,387$9,162,162,118$2,964,626,998$1,485,619,647$2,618,670,650$1,142,978,704$5,285,447,811$30,604,331,593
FY18$7,450,632,711$115,013,513$8,692,711,053$2,872,874,690$1,366,009,910$2,439,123,908$1,100,724,825$5,094,872,737$29,131,963,347
FY17$7,625,295,532$115,296,829$9,286,002,351$2,927,397,078$1,611,703,273$2,551,677,827$1,115,884,602$5,076,855,476$30,310,112,968
FY16$7,563,272,444$143,413,323$9,769,518,349$3,132,835,943$1,642,647,157$2,567,529,474$1,102,019,183$4,815,002,471$30,736,238,346
FY15$7,657,830,022$132,753,707$9,403,165,138$2,960,507,995$1,523,057,324$2,544,837,382$1,092,378,143$4,736,651,011$30,051,180,721
FY14$8,039,457,744$132,996,141$9,654,788,530$3,108,329,301$1,734,559,825$2,646,804,904$1,179,505,507$4,781,860,877$31,278,302,829
FY13$7,765,060,679$126,340,208$8,853,999,927$2,835,809,339$1,318,017,473$2,566,781,109$1,134,089,357$4,775,046,169$29,375,144,261
FY12$8,078,707,175$113,193,126$9,587,300,457$2,962,812,892$1,359,639,079$2,549,627,019$1,197,168,484$4,588,541,195$30,436,989,427
FY11$8,126,943,024$119,588,938$8,070,731,915$3,030,438,574$1,361,116,426$2,671,263,214$1,228,198,321$4,520,936,800$29,129,217,213
FY10$8,467,564,362$143,945,057$8,080,361,966$2,995,801,978$1,443,351,452$2,989,419,706$1,386,812,576$4,676,485,641$30,183,742,738
FY09$8,912,048,586$183,513,021$7,775,254,727$3,284,928,802$1,320,312,019$3,363,958,493$1,793,757,650$5,150,187,116$31,783,960,413
FY08$8,180,170,179$182,849,442$8,727,878,167$2,911,155,074$1,202,212,289$3,063,276,697$1,766,842,452$5,591,587,972$31,625,972,273
FY07$8,456,436,446$177,471,373$8,718,871,382$3,013,889,480$1,630,425,433$3,077,602,761$1,864,285,237$4,869,112,980$31,808,095,092
FY06$8,095,554,709$230,469,610$7,661,033,140$3,032,639,616$1,275,996,155$2,921,804,758$1,726,071,636$4,880,868,201$29,824,437,825
FY05$8,358,035,236$145,154,266$9,392,487,300$3,146,410,670$1,094,363,424$3,014,438,926$1,863,529,797$5,152,793,561$32,167,213,180
FY04$8,694,015,863$108,382,293$7,510,149,383$3,087,230,401$1,117,503,356$3,109,298,774$1,949,481,010$4,436,722,456$30,012,783,535
FY03$9,637,605,469$208,082,501$8,101,637,624$3,217,765,243$1,400,069,346$3,287,693,814$2,118,926,666$4,924,123,300$32,895,903,963
FY02$9,951,341,240$290,303,055$8,193,790,627$3,241,524,498$1,583,644,872$3,345,608,023$2,417,778,139$5,063,551,849$34,087,542,304
FY01$9,351,105,282$291,735,694$7,193,932,593$2,995,338,899$1,913,476,181$3,148,516,133$2,343,062,857$5,551,770,050$32,788,937,690