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  • 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

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 & RecreationHealthHuman ServicesInfrastructure, Housing & Economic DevelopmentLaw & Public SafetyLocal AidOtherTotals
FY23 GAA$11,184,859,031$309,034,143$24,585,471,311$6,027,897,848$3,728,211,766$3,670,861,829$1,312,105,534$7,476,105,519$58,294,546,981
FY22$10,627,860,759$313,221,734$25,742,972,139$7,083,132,132$3,328,742,832$3,638,358,855$1,317,941,726$9,135,537,962$61,187,768,140
FY21$10,573,208,187$289,313,966$25,706,088,882$6,124,185,461$3,258,948,736$3,666,918,302$1,331,123,759$7,720,150,590$58,669,937,883
FY20$10,698,335,711$305,250,559$25,944,435,674$5,814,153,776$3,001,790,723$3,762,703,735$1,413,808,790$8,424,277,539$59,364,756,508
FY19$10,360,831,221$287,818,011$25,797,909,246$5,723,937,167$3,081,362,558$3,722,512,420$1,419,207,989$7,583,158,868$57,976,737,480
FY18$10,383,968,204$259,813,820$26,138,067,160$5,850,865,433$2,912,143,559$3,584,517,966$1,435,594,538$7,458,018,960$58,022,989,640
FY17$10,804,606,198$267,964,608$27,057,438,747$5,783,639,283$3,202,868,744$3,846,409,612$1,464,550,721$7,533,562,731$59,961,040,643
FY16$11,006,840,277$304,347,124$27,779,443,910$5,867,310,904$3,271,788,384$3,891,243,446$1,457,803,006$7,181,030,462$60,759,807,513
FY15$10,948,809,612$290,435,984$26,325,904,052$5,794,263,703$3,284,179,273$3,895,427,669$1,451,097,285$7,179,187,283$59,169,304,862
FY14$11,569,720,415$301,482,701$26,127,920,867$5,886,384,015$3,426,693,653$4,111,753,706$1,579,831,516$7,418,983,006$60,422,769,879
FY13$11,192,616,088$287,071,316$24,400,138,162$5,671,828,274$2,877,059,794$3,994,621,618$1,518,755,743$7,301,886,571$57,243,977,566
FY12$11,074,375,457$275,261,053$24,666,457,937$5,740,073,941$2,927,521,303$3,938,239,800$1,575,980,104$7,266,537,625$57,464,447,219
FY11$11,674,249,909$291,745,539$25,923,552,409$5,921,926,930$2,959,350,496$4,151,662,042$1,635,352,242$7,301,254,298$59,859,093,866
FY10$12,410,348,073$331,701,695$24,971,183,034$6,273,226,198$3,200,817,742$4,511,030,112$1,819,148,165$7,507,176,193$61,024,631,213
FY09$13,063,444,232$393,326,975$24,296,263,766$6,633,002,057$2,939,760,507$4,918,823,180$2,358,021,326$7,815,750,230$62,418,392,272
FY08$12,148,673,155$387,278,313$22,598,888,500$6,296,491,850$2,850,599,352$4,801,054,005$2,509,907,238$7,834,458,908$59,427,351,321
FY07$12,243,478,379$415,328,405$22,909,964,429$6,473,646,053$3,523,726,309$4,767,489,988$2,610,831,174$8,103,910,590$61,048,375,326
FY06$11,868,862,973$494,372,145$22,145,322,488$6,604,892,692$3,005,125,643$4,587,374,324$2,426,966,376$8,114,756,496$59,247,673,136
FY05$12,071,879,632$374,141,038$25,266,730,370$6,806,543,999$2,877,650,994$4,647,209,290$2,575,435,362$8,353,861,619$62,973,452,304
FY04$12,389,772,967$385,617,334$22,898,015,767$6,860,119,670$2,912,440,323$4,697,669,009$2,647,119,847$7,225,550,032$60,016,304,947
FY03$13,351,760,375$430,583,236$21,348,735,271$7,085,538,571$3,206,721,647$4,735,019,288$2,809,074,830$7,328,867,553$60,296,300,771
FY02$13,962,478,594$551,625,738$21,182,253,818$7,154,696,208$3,385,068,464$4,900,417,639$3,260,668,993$7,783,128,359$62,180,337,813
FY01$13,680,993,468$560,070,607$18,693,211,507$6,905,335,968$3,877,563,567$4,823,358,572$3,298,581,522$8,595,905,975$60,435,021,186

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 & RecreationHealthHuman ServicesInfrastructure, Housing & Economic DevelopmentLaw & Public SafetyLocal AidOtherTotals
FY23 GAA$11,184,859,031$309,034,143$24,585,471,311$6,027,897,848$3,728,211,766$3,670,861,829$1,312,105,534$7,476,105,519$58,294,546,981
FY22--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY21$9,953,691,075$181,505,733$25,706,088,882$4,472,706,036$2,284,600,836$3,245,584,018$1,331,123,759$6,930,228,634$54,105,528,974
FY20$10,040,932,403$198,351,128$25,944,435,674$4,129,785,451$1,975,690,143$3,346,137,505$1,413,808,790$7,545,798,858$54,594,939,952
FY19$10,360,831,221$287,818,011$25,797,909,246$5,723,937,167$3,081,362,558$3,722,512,420$1,419,207,989$6,739,898,540$57,133,477,152
FY18$10,383,968,204$259,813,820$26,138,067,160$5,850,865,433$2,912,143,559$3,584,517,966$1,435,594,538$6,639,801,611$57,204,772,290
FY17$10,804,606,198$267,964,608$27,057,438,747$5,783,639,283$3,202,868,744$3,846,409,612$1,464,550,721$6,647,043,307$59,074,521,219
FY16$11,006,840,277$304,347,124$27,779,443,910$5,867,310,904$3,271,788,384$3,891,243,446$1,457,803,006$6,367,365,851$59,946,142,902
FY15$10,948,809,612$290,435,984$26,325,904,052$5,794,263,703$3,284,179,273$3,895,427,669$1,451,097,285$6,114,895,278$58,105,012,856
FY14$11,569,720,415$301,482,701$26,127,920,867$5,886,384,015$3,426,693,653$4,111,753,706$1,579,831,516$6,415,294,661$59,419,081,534
FY13$11,192,616,088$287,071,316$24,400,138,162$5,671,828,274$2,877,059,794$3,994,621,618$1,518,755,743$6,393,083,840$56,335,174,835
FY12$11,074,375,457$275,261,053$24,666,457,937$5,740,073,941$2,927,521,303$3,938,239,800$1,575,980,104$6,034,908,571$56,232,818,165
FY11$11,674,249,909$291,745,539$25,923,552,409$5,921,926,930$2,959,350,496$4,151,662,042$1,635,352,242$6,017,337,162$58,575,176,730
FY10$12,410,348,073$331,701,695$24,971,183,034$6,273,226,198$3,200,817,742$4,511,030,112$1,819,148,165$6,049,206,028$59,566,661,048
FY09$13,063,444,232$393,326,975$24,296,263,766$6,633,002,057$2,939,760,507$4,918,823,180$2,358,021,326$6,657,173,315$61,259,815,357
FY08$12,148,673,155$387,278,313$22,598,888,500$6,296,491,850$2,850,599,352$4,801,054,005$2,509,907,238$6,686,880,179$58,279,772,592
FY07$12,243,478,379$415,328,405$22,909,964,429$6,473,646,053$3,523,726,309$4,767,489,988$2,610,831,174$6,715,491,797$59,659,956,534
FY06$11,868,862,973$494,372,145$22,145,322,488$6,604,892,692$3,005,125,643$4,587,374,324$2,426,966,376$6,753,353,009$57,886,269,649
FY05$12,071,879,632$374,141,038$25,266,730,370$6,806,543,999$2,877,650,994$4,647,209,290$2,575,435,362$7,008,377,883$61,627,968,568
FY04$12,389,772,967$385,617,334$22,898,015,767$6,860,119,670$2,912,440,323$4,697,669,009$2,647,119,847$5,894,536,870$58,685,291,786
FY03$13,351,760,375$430,583,236$21,348,735,271$7,085,538,571$3,206,721,647$4,735,019,288$2,809,074,830$6,424,540,219$59,391,973,438
FY02$13,962,478,594$551,625,738$21,182,253,818$7,154,696,208$3,385,068,464$4,900,417,639$3,260,668,993$6,778,265,061$61,175,474,515
FY01$13,680,993,468$560,070,607$18,693,211,507$6,905,335,968$3,877,563,567$4,823,358,572$3,298,581,522$7,707,618,793$59,546,734,004
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