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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$10,475,547,600$308,732,798$25,374,036,802$6,981,620,243$3,281,036,963$3,586,215,725$1,299,053,648$9,004,612,023$60,310,855,801
FY21$10,384,328,037$284,145,652$25,246,874,438$6,014,782,804$3,200,730,765$3,601,412,349$1,307,344,519$7,582,237,558$57,621,856,120
FY20$10,790,986,888$307,894,132$26,169,123,192$5,864,506,298$3,027,787,237$3,795,290,012$1,426,052,849$8,497,234,610$59,878,875,218
FY19$10,288,489,516$285,808,400$25,617,782,315$5,683,971,322$3,059,847,777$3,696,520,983$1,409,298,753$7,530,211,510$57,571,930,574
FY18$10,413,616,431$260,555,638$26,212,696,369$5,867,570,779$2,920,458,289$3,594,752,454$1,439,693,436$7,479,313,039$58,188,656,436
FY17$11,016,337,738$273,215,753$27,587,667,527$5,896,977,874$3,265,633,487$3,921,785,448$1,493,250,664$7,681,193,547$61,136,062,038
FY16$11,099,776,319$306,916,873$28,013,999,106$5,916,851,430$3,299,413,666$3,924,099,085$1,470,111,937$7,241,663,353$61,272,831,770
FY15$10,907,436,703$289,338,497$26,226,424,813$5,772,368,579$3,271,769,152$3,880,707,788$1,445,613,938$7,152,058,867$58,945,718,337
FY14$11,694,828,550$304,742,757$26,410,452,798$5,950,035,901$3,463,747,898$4,156,215,786$1,596,914,883$7,499,207,514$61,076,146,087
FY13$11,222,976,735$287,850,014$24,466,325,011$5,687,213,451$2,884,863,993$4,005,457,271$1,522,875,459$7,321,693,379$57,399,255,313
FY12$11,297,111,965$280,797,318$25,162,569,048$5,855,522,801$2,986,401,904$4,017,448,762$1,607,677,450$7,412,687,918$58,620,217,165
FY11$11,888,695,748$297,104,652$26,399,745,569$6,030,707,588$3,013,711,197$4,227,924,471$1,665,392,244$7,435,372,004$60,958,653,473
FY10$12,877,699,716$344,192,991$25,911,553,389$6,509,464,743$3,321,354,848$4,680,907,485$1,887,654,050$7,789,883,101$63,322,710,323
FY09$13,583,844,458$408,995,695$25,264,138,771$6,897,236,795$3,056,869,901$5,114,771,251$2,451,956,341$8,127,101,364$64,904,914,575
FY08$11,628,247,384$370,688,055$21,630,795,622$6,026,762,261$2,728,485,163$4,595,386,094$2,402,387,644$7,498,845,770$56,881,597,994
FY07$11,904,666,458$403,835,085$22,275,980,458$6,294,501,827$3,426,214,766$4,635,559,960$2,538,582,038$7,879,652,301$59,358,992,893
FY06$11,577,620,875$482,241,078$21,601,913,217$6,442,819,644$2,931,384,873$4,474,807,811$2,367,412,670$7,915,633,909$57,793,834,076
FY05$11,940,621,656$370,072,989$24,992,004,313$6,732,536,204$2,846,362,192$4,596,680,019$2,547,432,562$8,263,029,784$62,288,739,719
FY04$12,501,826,410$389,104,867$23,105,106,042$6,922,162,778$2,938,780,512$4,740,154,854$2,671,060,471$7,290,898,102$60,559,094,037
FY03$13,766,449,374$443,956,613$22,011,800,321$7,305,606,548$3,306,318,416$4,882,083,073$2,896,321,185$7,556,493,024$62,169,028,553
FY02$14,445,887,735$570,724,132$21,915,626,124$7,402,406,206$3,502,266,354$5,070,079,971$3,373,559,923$8,052,595,944$64,333,146,390
FY01$14,281,300,247$584,645,882$19,513,448,840$7,208,334,431$4,047,706,744$5,035,002,182$3,443,319,611$8,973,084,770$63,086,842,707

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$9,775,878,000$178,263,308$25,246,874,438$4,392,805,464$2,243,788,649$3,187,604,795$1,307,344,519$6,806,426,794$53,138,985,966
FY20$10,127,890,247$200,068,915$26,169,123,192$4,165,550,778$1,992,800,282$3,375,116,179$1,426,052,849$7,611,148,008$55,067,750,451
FY19$10,288,489,516$285,808,400$25,617,782,315$5,683,971,322$3,059,847,777$3,696,520,983$1,409,298,753$6,692,839,019$56,734,558,083
FY18$10,413,616,431$260,555,638$26,212,696,369$5,867,570,779$2,920,458,289$3,594,752,454$1,439,693,436$6,658,759,522$57,368,102,918
FY17$11,016,337,738$273,215,753$27,587,667,527$5,896,977,874$3,265,633,487$3,921,785,448$1,493,250,664$6,777,301,521$60,232,170,012
FY16$11,099,776,319$306,916,873$28,013,999,106$5,916,851,430$3,299,413,666$3,924,099,085$1,470,111,937$6,421,128,581$60,452,296,998
FY15$10,907,436,703$289,338,497$26,226,424,813$5,772,368,579$3,271,769,152$3,880,707,788$1,445,613,938$6,091,788,564$57,885,448,034
FY14$11,694,828,550$304,742,757$26,410,452,798$5,950,035,901$3,463,747,898$4,156,215,786$1,596,914,883$6,484,665,875$60,061,604,448
FY13$11,222,976,735$287,850,014$24,466,325,011$5,687,213,451$2,884,863,993$4,005,457,271$1,522,875,459$6,410,425,466$56,487,987,400
FY12$11,297,111,965$280,797,318$25,162,569,048$5,855,522,801$2,986,401,904$4,017,448,762$1,607,677,450$6,156,287,376$57,363,816,624
FY11$11,888,695,748$297,104,652$26,399,745,569$6,030,707,588$3,013,711,197$4,227,924,471$1,665,392,244$6,127,870,424$59,651,151,894
FY10$12,877,699,716$344,192,991$25,911,553,389$6,509,464,743$3,321,354,848$4,680,907,485$1,887,654,050$6,277,008,372$61,809,835,594
FY09$13,583,844,458$408,995,695$25,264,138,771$6,897,236,795$3,056,869,901$5,114,771,251$2,451,956,341$6,922,370,948$63,700,184,159
FY08$11,628,247,384$370,688,055$21,630,795,622$6,026,762,261$2,728,485,163$4,595,386,094$2,402,387,644$6,400,427,105$55,783,179,329
FY07$11,904,666,458$403,835,085$22,275,980,458$6,294,501,827$3,426,214,766$4,635,559,960$2,538,582,038$6,529,655,011$58,008,995,603
FY06$11,577,620,875$482,241,078$21,601,913,217$6,442,819,644$2,931,384,873$4,474,807,811$2,367,412,670$6,587,636,992$56,465,837,159
FY05$11,940,621,656$370,072,989$24,992,004,313$6,732,536,204$2,846,362,192$4,596,680,019$2,547,432,562$6,932,175,541$60,957,885,476
FY04$12,501,826,410$389,104,867$23,105,106,042$6,922,162,778$2,938,780,512$4,740,154,854$2,671,060,471$5,947,847,221$59,216,043,156
FY03$13,766,449,374$443,956,613$22,011,800,321$7,305,606,548$3,306,318,416$4,882,083,073$2,896,321,185$6,624,078,413$61,236,613,942
FY02$14,445,887,735$570,724,132$21,915,626,124$7,402,406,206$3,502,266,354$5,070,079,971$3,373,559,923$7,012,942,255$63,293,492,700
FY01$14,281,300,247$584,645,882$19,513,448,840$7,208,334,431$4,047,706,744$5,035,002,182$3,443,319,611$8,045,820,534$62,159,578,472
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