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Massachusetts State Budget

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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
FY25 House$13,051,865,519$399,543,099$25,902,319,348$7,306,399,458$4,383,233,665$4,022,822,844$1,356,054,278$8,290,069,831$64,712,308,042
FY24$12,943,887,822$505,034,622$25,806,054,287$7,321,292,217$5,962,291,099$3,833,001,691$1,343,629,331$9,445,022,737$67,160,213,805
FY23$12,747,554,283$396,724,361$29,762,836,176$7,501,906,855$4,562,113,217$4,036,981,098$1,438,755,278$9,098,827,687$69,545,698,956
FY22$10,709,164,076$300,031,874$26,402,523,049$7,192,322,467$3,321,363,707$3,650,007,892$1,353,481,083$10,075,591,300$63,004,485,449
FY21$10,236,280,115$278,371,936$25,444,180,217$5,699,013,563$3,035,761,939$3,635,922,184$1,317,541,232$7,748,975,612$57,396,046,799
FY20$10,858,269,869$309,813,885$26,332,290,532$5,901,072,135$3,046,665,821$3,818,954,060$1,434,944,444$8,550,215,795$60,252,226,542
FY19$10,359,848,002$287,790,698$25,795,461,084$5,723,393,978$3,081,070,144$3,722,159,162$1,419,073,309$7,582,439,244$57,971,235,621
FY18$10,502,083,488$262,769,143$26,435,381,746$5,917,417,701$2,945,268,531$3,625,291,045$1,451,924,100$7,542,852,235$58,682,987,988
FY17$11,110,191,205$275,543,410$27,822,700,106$5,947,217,059$3,293,454,985$3,955,197,020$1,505,972,383$7,746,633,321$61,656,909,489
FY16$11,214,148,380$310,079,343$28,302,655,266$5,977,818,649$3,333,410,814$3,964,532,990$1,485,259,966$7,316,281,430$61,904,186,837
FY15$11,039,306,318$292,836,565$26,543,499,176$5,842,155,830$3,311,324,453$3,927,625,085$1,463,091,239$7,238,526,410$59,658,365,075
FY14$11,816,567,793$307,915,027$26,685,376,755$6,011,973,779$3,499,804,352$4,199,480,599$1,613,538,231$7,577,271,749$61,711,928,286
FY13$11,321,734,422$290,382,978$24,681,618,842$5,737,258,644$2,910,249,637$4,040,703,685$1,536,276,152$7,386,121,340$57,904,345,700
FY12$11,398,620,781$283,320,388$25,388,664,230$5,908,136,884$3,013,235,852$4,053,547,055$1,622,123,038$7,479,293,717$59,146,941,947
FY11$12,011,156,079$300,164,999$26,671,677,969$6,092,827,308$3,044,754,137$4,271,474,498$1,682,546,731$7,511,960,566$61,586,562,286
FY10$13,026,132,356$348,160,274$26,210,218,551$6,584,494,994$3,359,637,886$4,734,861,178$1,909,411,777$7,879,671,878$64,052,588,893
FY09$13,721,000,921$413,125,336$25,519,231,497$6,966,878,391$3,087,735,203$5,166,415,242$2,476,713,813$8,209,160,938$65,560,261,341
FY08$11,764,207,453$375,022,223$21,883,707,723$6,097,228,513$2,760,387,222$4,649,116,376$2,430,476,898$7,586,523,952$57,546,670,360
FY07$12,038,511,327$408,375,426$22,526,430,622$6,365,271,283$3,464,735,901$4,687,677,835$2,567,123,466$7,968,243,697$60,026,369,557
FY06$11,700,470,640$487,358,122$21,831,130,427$6,511,184,197$2,962,489,704$4,522,289,853$2,392,533,210$7,999,626,447$58,407,082,599
FY05$12,036,475,950$373,043,780$25,192,629,623$6,786,582,176$2,869,211,592$4,633,580,234$2,567,882,280$8,329,361,916$62,788,767,551
FY04$12,578,419,659$391,488,743$23,246,660,971$6,964,571,857$2,956,785,141$4,769,195,720$2,687,424,896$7,335,566,262$60,930,113,250
FY03$13,851,608,488$446,702,924$22,147,965,091$7,350,798,955$3,326,771,268$4,912,283,588$2,914,237,798$7,603,237,412$62,553,605,525
FY02$14,132,722,201$558,351,675$21,440,527,682$7,241,932,961$3,426,342,387$4,960,168,118$3,300,426,121$7,878,027,544$62,938,498,688
FY01$13,710,926,815$561,296,014$18,734,111,342$6,920,444,507$3,886,047,487$4,833,911,845$3,305,798,657$8,614,713,398$60,567,250,065

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
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FY24--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY23--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY22--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY21$9,622,671,397$171,591,880$25,444,180,217$4,063,284,454$2,070,706,488$3,218,606,206$1,317,541,232$6,966,587,217$52,875,169,091
FY20$10,191,038,748$201,316,367$26,332,290,532$4,191,523,442$2,005,225,610$3,396,160,396$1,434,944,444$7,658,604,347$55,411,103,886
FY19$10,359,848,002$287,790,698$25,795,461,084$5,723,393,978$3,081,070,144$3,722,159,162$1,419,073,309$6,739,258,939$57,128,055,316
FY18$10,502,083,488$262,769,143$26,435,381,746$5,917,417,701$2,945,268,531$3,625,291,045$1,451,924,100$6,715,327,848$57,855,463,602
FY17$11,110,191,205$275,543,410$27,822,700,106$5,947,217,059$3,293,454,985$3,955,197,020$1,505,972,383$6,835,040,605$60,745,316,773
FY16$11,214,148,380$310,079,343$28,302,655,266$5,977,818,649$3,333,410,814$3,964,532,990$1,485,259,966$6,487,291,870$61,075,197,277
FY15$11,039,306,318$292,836,565$26,543,499,176$5,842,155,830$3,311,324,453$3,927,625,085$1,463,091,239$6,165,437,565$58,585,276,230
FY14$11,816,567,793$307,915,027$26,685,376,755$6,011,973,779$3,499,804,352$4,199,480,599$1,613,538,231$6,552,169,072$60,686,825,608
FY13$11,321,734,422$290,382,978$24,681,618,842$5,737,258,644$2,910,249,637$4,040,703,685$1,536,276,152$6,466,834,635$56,985,058,995
FY12$11,398,620,781$283,320,388$25,388,664,230$5,908,136,884$3,013,235,852$4,053,547,055$1,622,123,038$6,211,603,942$57,879,252,172
FY11$12,011,156,079$300,164,999$26,671,677,969$6,092,827,308$3,044,754,137$4,271,474,498$1,682,546,731$6,190,990,976$60,265,592,696
FY10$13,026,132,356$348,160,274$26,210,218,551$6,584,494,994$3,359,637,886$4,734,861,178$1,909,411,777$6,349,359,253$62,522,276,268
FY09$13,721,000,921$413,125,336$25,519,231,497$6,966,878,391$3,087,735,203$5,166,415,242$2,476,713,813$6,992,266,324$64,343,366,727
FY08$11,764,207,453$375,022,223$21,883,707,723$6,097,228,513$2,760,387,222$4,649,116,376$2,430,476,898$6,475,262,330$56,435,408,738
FY07$12,038,511,327$408,375,426$22,526,430,622$6,365,271,283$3,464,735,901$4,687,677,835$2,567,123,466$6,603,068,308$58,661,194,168
FY06$11,700,470,640$487,358,122$21,831,130,427$6,511,184,197$2,962,489,704$4,522,289,853$2,392,533,210$6,657,538,198$57,064,994,350
FY05$12,036,475,950$373,043,780$25,192,629,623$6,786,582,176$2,869,211,592$4,633,580,234$2,567,882,280$6,987,824,134$61,447,229,769
FY04$12,578,419,659$391,488,743$23,246,660,971$6,964,571,857$2,956,785,141$4,769,195,720$2,687,424,896$5,984,287,093$59,578,834,081
FY03$13,851,608,488$446,702,924$22,147,965,091$7,350,798,955$3,326,771,268$4,912,283,588$2,914,237,798$6,665,054,894$61,615,423,007
FY02$14,132,722,201$558,351,675$21,440,527,682$7,241,932,961$3,426,342,387$4,960,168,118$3,300,426,121$6,860,912,013$61,921,383,157
FY01$13,710,926,815$561,296,014$18,734,111,342$6,920,444,507$3,886,047,487$4,833,911,845$3,305,798,657$7,724,482,687$59,677,019,354
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