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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 SWM$10,904,530,848$295,087,420$23,519,068,501$5,877,914,540$3,309,656,694$3,567,102,984$1,297,452,174$7,291,101,129$56,061,914,290
FY22$10,303,709,327$293,780,916$24,957,807,423$6,867,095,483$3,227,215,650$4,072,799,240$1,277,744,295$8,321,379,212$59,321,531,548
FY21$9,688,589,089$265,108,195$23,555,360,669$5,611,798,746$2,986,285,203$3,360,121,547$1,219,753,825$7,074,235,696$53,761,252,969
FY20$9,336,762,999$266,401,448$22,642,498,195$5,074,188,856$2,619,754,073$3,283,826,004$1,233,873,937$7,352,123,260$51,809,428,772
FY19$8,780,973,034$243,930,447$21,864,147,828$4,851,129,879$2,611,504,903$3,154,889,843$1,202,801,862$6,426,850,522$49,136,228,318
FY18$8,963,852,153$224,281,568$22,563,413,617$5,050,698,507$2,513,877,527$3,094,297,715$1,239,261,998$6,438,057,012$50,087,740,097
FY17$9,526,515,824$236,266,739$23,856,780,492$5,099,485,362$2,823,997,396$3,391,413,010$1,291,307,185$6,642,408,177$52,868,174,185
FY16$9,570,496,613$264,631,179$24,154,350,127$5,101,652,947$2,844,834,563$3,383,453,497$1,267,566,202$6,243,937,950$52,830,923,077
FY15$9,467,662,974$251,146,025$22,764,555,771$5,010,420,116$2,839,897,998$3,368,457,176$1,254,793,947$6,207,992,287$51,164,926,296
FY14$10,155,150,780$264,621,977$22,933,395,662$5,166,686,409$3,007,729,614$3,609,030,932$1,386,673,721$6,511,902,480$53,035,191,575
FY13$9,824,176,312$251,973,193$21,416,910,709$4,978,375,077$2,525,302,615$3,506,228,282$1,333,068,523$6,409,138,000$50,245,172,711
FY12$9,896,435,562$245,982,564$22,042,779,069$5,129,523,746$2,616,131,813$3,519,343,963$1,408,348,995$6,493,623,198$51,352,168,910
FY11$10,331,475,651$258,188,917$22,941,820,896$5,240,785,863$2,618,965,487$3,674,137,151$1,447,253,742$6,461,462,757$52,974,090,464
FY10$11,218,974,616$299,858,866$22,573,989,622$5,671,006,572$2,893,544,387$4,077,978,476$1,644,512,867$6,786,499,352$55,166,364,757
FY09$11,838,853,322$356,455,792$22,018,688,018$6,011,212,437$2,664,182,036$4,457,723,791$2,136,976,138$7,083,087,655$56,567,179,189
FY08$10,142,771,527$323,333,700$18,867,522,395$5,256,860,354$2,379,928,867$4,008,338,461$2,095,489,388$6,540,889,340$49,615,134,031
FY07$10,362,700,987$351,527,886$19,390,658,737$5,479,199,314$2,982,430,399$4,035,133,781$2,209,769,311$6,859,031,369$51,670,451,782
FY06$10,010,900,584$416,982,689$18,678,673,967$5,570,956,903$2,534,700,596$3,869,262,658$2,047,046,896$6,844,465,281$49,972,989,575
FY05$10,349,199,366$320,750,398$21,661,119,717$5,835,237,178$2,467,004,704$3,984,043,654$2,207,915,820$7,161,749,620$53,987,020,456
FY04$10,815,653,558$336,624,690$19,988,825,168$5,988,542,156$2,542,415,073$4,100,830,634$2,310,803,537$6,307,544,627$52,391,239,443
FY03$11,928,175,717$384,673,807$19,072,501,190$6,330,067,852$2,864,816,190$4,233,989,295$2,509,567,071$6,543,627,890$53,867,419,012
FY02$12,255,625,421$484,191,855$18,592,814,065$6,280,065,258$2,971,258,351$4,369,736,734$2,862,066,182$6,763,300,120$54,579,057,986
FY01$11,485,067,758$470,174,106$15,692,778,545$5,796,965,818$3,255,178,830$4,049,165,007$2,769,128,746$7,216,183,736$50,734,642,545

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 SWM--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY22--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY21$9,120,904,558$166,319,856$23,555,360,669$4,098,492,164$2,093,457,193$2,974,038,660$1,219,753,825$6,350,403,429$49,578,730,354
FY20$8,763,027,135$173,107,063$22,642,498,195$3,604,189,383$1,724,244,885$2,920,275,984$1,233,873,937$6,585,448,193$47,646,664,774
FY19$8,780,973,034$243,930,447$21,864,147,828$4,851,129,879$2,611,504,903$3,154,889,843$1,202,801,862$5,712,173,673$48,421,551,470
FY18$8,963,852,153$224,281,568$22,563,413,617$5,050,698,507$2,513,877,527$3,094,297,715$1,239,261,998$5,731,739,427$49,381,422,512
FY17$9,526,515,824$236,266,739$23,856,780,492$5,099,485,362$2,823,997,396$3,391,413,010$1,291,307,185$5,860,756,244$52,086,522,252
FY16$9,570,496,613$264,631,179$24,154,350,127$5,101,652,947$2,844,834,563$3,383,453,497$1,267,566,202$5,536,452,949$52,123,438,076
FY15$9,467,662,974$251,146,025$22,764,555,771$5,010,420,116$2,839,897,998$3,368,457,176$1,254,793,947$5,287,676,895$50,244,610,903
FY14$10,155,150,780$264,621,977$22,933,395,662$5,166,686,409$3,007,729,614$3,609,030,932$1,386,673,721$5,630,929,897$52,154,218,992
FY13$9,824,176,312$251,973,193$21,416,910,709$4,978,375,077$2,525,302,615$3,506,228,282$1,333,068,523$5,611,447,970$49,447,482,681
FY12$9,896,435,562$245,982,564$22,042,779,069$5,129,523,746$2,616,131,813$3,519,343,963$1,408,348,995$5,392,997,919$50,251,543,631
FY11$10,331,475,651$258,188,917$22,941,820,896$5,240,785,863$2,618,965,487$3,674,137,151$1,447,253,742$5,325,221,994$51,837,849,701
FY10$11,218,974,616$299,858,866$22,573,989,622$5,671,006,572$2,893,544,387$4,077,978,476$1,644,512,867$5,468,491,978$53,848,357,383
FY09$11,838,853,322$356,455,792$22,018,688,018$6,011,212,437$2,664,182,036$4,457,723,791$2,136,976,138$6,033,117,837$55,517,209,371
FY08$10,142,771,527$323,333,700$18,867,522,395$5,256,860,354$2,379,928,867$4,008,338,461$2,095,489,388$5,582,790,566$48,657,035,257
FY07$10,362,700,987$351,527,886$19,390,658,737$5,479,199,314$2,982,430,399$4,035,133,781$2,209,769,311$5,683,894,015$50,495,314,428
FY06$10,010,900,584$416,982,689$18,678,673,967$5,570,956,903$2,534,700,596$3,869,262,658$2,047,046,896$5,696,177,110$48,824,701,403
FY05$10,349,199,366$320,750,398$21,661,119,717$5,835,237,178$2,467,004,704$3,984,043,654$2,207,915,820$6,008,268,981$52,833,539,818
FY04$10,815,653,558$336,624,690$19,988,825,168$5,988,542,156$2,542,415,073$4,100,830,634$2,310,803,537$5,145,636,554$51,229,331,370
FY03$11,928,175,717$384,673,807$19,072,501,190$6,330,067,852$2,864,816,190$4,233,989,295$2,509,567,071$5,735,721,289$53,059,512,411
FY02$12,255,625,421$484,191,855$18,592,814,065$6,280,065,258$2,971,258,351$4,369,736,734$2,862,066,182$5,881,277,055$53,697,034,920
FY01$11,485,067,758$470,174,106$15,692,778,545$5,796,965,818$3,255,178,830$4,049,165,007$2,769,128,746$6,470,474,845$49,988,933,654
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