State Expenditure Report

This annual report examines spending in the functional areas of state budgets: elementary and secondary education, higher education, public assistance, Medicaid, corrections, transportation, and all other. It also includes data on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and on revenue sources in state general funds.




Staff Contact

Brian Sigritz


Fiscal 2013-2015

  • In fiscal 2015, total state spending increased at its fastest rate since 1992, primarily due to growth in federal Medicaid funds resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • Spending from states’ own funds moderately grew in fiscal 2015, while federal funds to states rapidly increased due to the ACA.

  • Medicaid represented over half of all federal funds to states in fiscal 2015.

  • State revenue growth accelerated in fiscal 2015, although it was hampered somewhat by the decline in oil prices.