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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.

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EducationEnvironment & RecreationHealthHuman ServicesInfrastructure, Housing & Economic DevelopmentLaw & Public SafetyLocal AidOtherTotals
FY22 Gov$9,389,149,590$243,453,846$22,166,240,903$5,184,545,876$2,652,883,368$3,283,008,579$1,223,996,924$6,836,882,499$50,980,161,585
FY21$9,543,390,594$262,911,418$23,324,682,516$5,272,477,772$2,948,962,650$3,327,986,363$1,201,135,627$6,976,280,291$52,857,827,231
FY20$9,194,247,606$262,335,124$22,296,885,425$4,996,736,958$2,579,766,415$3,233,702,021$1,215,040,212$7,239,901,205$51,018,614,967
FY19$8,646,941,163$240,207,118$21,530,415,719$4,777,082,731$2,571,643,160$3,115,024,868$1,184,442,418$6,328,751,735$48,394,508,911
FY18$8,827,028,833$220,858,157$22,219,007,987$4,973,605,163$2,475,505,958$3,047,066,672$1,220,346,030$6,339,787,170$49,323,205,971
FY17$9,381,104,063$232,660,388$23,492,633,042$5,022,189,176$2,780,892,189$3,339,646,830$1,271,596,805$6,541,019,140$52,061,741,634
FY16$9,424,413,534$260,591,876$23,785,660,605$5,023,781,840$2,801,411,300$3,331,808,810$1,248,218,202$6,148,631,121$52,024,517,287
FY15$9,323,149,538$247,312,558$22,417,079,928$4,933,941,577$2,796,550,087$3,317,041,392$1,235,640,901$6,113,234,130$50,383,950,110
FY14$10,000,143,601$260,582,814$22,583,342,664$5,087,822,637$2,961,819,938$3,553,943,055$1,365,507,675$6,412,505,468$52,225,667,852
FY13$9,674,221,093$248,127,100$21,090,005,181$4,902,385,670$2,486,756,655$3,452,709,573$1,312,720,701$6,311,309,575$49,478,235,550
FY12$9,745,377,385$242,227,911$21,706,320,351$5,051,227,222$2,576,199,445$3,465,625,058$1,386,852,101$6,394,505,199$50,568,334,672
FY11$10,173,777,067$254,247,948$22,591,639,295$5,160,791,045$2,578,989,866$3,618,055,498$1,425,163,010$6,362,835,653$52,165,499,382
FY10$11,047,729,339$295,281,851$22,229,422,560$5,584,444,910$2,849,377,622$4,015,732,631$1,619,411,191$6,682,910,922$54,324,311,025
FY09$11,658,146,279$351,014,888$21,682,597,024$5,919,457,907$2,623,516,234$4,389,681,553$2,104,357,553$6,974,972,131$55,703,743,569
FY08$9,987,953,302$318,398,368$18,579,530,469$5,176,620,176$2,343,601,877$3,947,155,594$2,063,504,053$6,441,049,876$48,857,813,716
FY07$10,204,687,160$346,167,674$19,094,983,681$5,395,650,706$2,936,953,332$3,973,604,752$2,176,074,031$6,754,442,633$50,882,563,970
FY06$9,858,095,224$410,617,908$18,393,564,604$5,485,922,388$2,496,011,186$3,810,202,630$2,015,800,982$6,741,295,670$49,211,510,594
FY05$10,191,230,249$315,854,497$21,330,486,608$5,746,168,716$2,429,348,597$3,923,231,620$2,174,214,419$7,052,433,408$53,162,968,115
FY04$10,650,564,532$331,486,486$19,683,717,791$5,897,133,663$2,503,607,910$4,038,235,976$2,275,531,669$6,211,266,913$51,591,544,940
FY03$11,746,105,267$378,802,186$18,781,380,489$6,233,446,346$2,821,087,929$4,169,362,117$2,471,261,296$6,443,746,625$53,045,192,255
FY02$12,068,556,812$476,801,201$18,309,015,258$6,184,206,986$2,925,905,368$4,303,037,521$2,818,379,897$6,660,065,801$53,745,968,845
FY01$11,309,760,862$462,997,417$15,453,245,583$5,708,481,526$3,205,492,114$3,987,358,968$2,726,861,049$7,106,036,648$49,960,234,167

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
FY22 Gov--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY21$8,984,371,141$165,630,975$23,324,682,516$3,782,270,146$2,069,762,675$2,947,796,605$1,201,135,627$6,263,496,526$48,739,146,212
FY20$8,629,269,188$170,464,774$22,296,885,425$3,549,175,406$1,697,926,188$2,875,701,191$1,215,040,212$6,484,928,587$46,919,390,972
FY19$8,646,941,163$240,207,118$21,530,415,719$4,777,082,731$2,571,643,160$3,115,024,868$1,184,442,418$5,624,983,640$47,690,740,816
FY18$8,827,028,833$220,858,157$22,219,007,987$4,973,605,163$2,475,505,958$3,047,066,672$1,220,346,030$5,644,250,744$48,627,669,545
FY17$9,381,104,063$232,660,388$23,492,633,042$5,022,189,176$2,780,892,189$3,339,646,830$1,271,596,805$5,771,298,262$51,292,020,756
FY16$9,424,413,534$260,591,876$23,785,660,605$5,023,781,840$2,801,411,300$3,331,808,810$1,248,218,202$5,451,945,099$51,327,831,265
FY15$9,323,149,538$247,312,558$22,417,079,928$4,933,941,577$2,796,550,087$3,317,041,392$1,235,640,901$5,206,966,337$49,477,682,317
FY14$10,000,143,601$260,582,814$22,583,342,664$5,087,822,637$2,961,819,938$3,553,943,055$1,365,507,675$5,544,979,960$51,358,142,344
FY13$9,674,221,093$248,127,100$21,090,005,181$4,902,385,670$2,486,756,655$3,452,709,573$1,312,720,701$5,525,795,404$48,692,721,379
FY12$9,745,377,385$242,227,911$21,706,320,351$5,051,227,222$2,576,199,445$3,465,625,058$1,386,852,101$5,310,679,752$49,484,509,225
FY11$10,173,777,067$254,247,948$22,591,639,295$5,160,791,045$2,578,989,866$3,618,055,498$1,425,163,010$5,243,938,352$51,046,602,081
FY10$11,047,729,339$295,281,851$22,229,422,560$5,584,444,910$2,849,377,622$4,015,732,631$1,619,411,191$5,385,021,477$53,026,421,580
FY09$11,658,146,279$351,014,888$21,682,597,024$5,919,457,907$2,623,516,234$4,389,681,553$2,104,357,553$5,941,028,946$54,669,800,383
FY08$9,987,953,302$318,398,368$18,579,530,469$5,176,620,176$2,343,601,877$3,947,155,594$2,063,504,053$5,497,575,424$47,914,339,263
FY07$10,204,687,160$346,167,674$19,094,983,681$5,395,650,706$2,936,953,332$3,973,604,752$2,176,074,031$5,597,224,154$49,725,345,491
FY06$9,858,095,224$410,617,908$18,393,564,604$5,485,922,388$2,496,011,186$3,810,202,630$2,015,800,982$5,610,534,852$48,080,749,775
FY05$10,191,230,249$315,854,497$21,330,486,608$5,746,168,716$2,429,348,597$3,923,231,620$2,174,214,419$5,916,559,380$52,027,094,086
FY04$10,650,564,532$331,486,486$19,683,717,791$5,897,133,663$2,503,607,910$4,038,235,976$2,275,531,669$5,067,094,086$50,447,372,112
FY03$11,746,105,267$378,802,186$18,781,380,489$6,233,446,346$2,821,087,929$4,169,362,117$2,471,261,296$5,648,171,828$52,249,617,457
FY02$12,068,556,812$476,801,201$18,309,015,258$6,184,206,986$2,925,905,368$4,303,037,521$2,818,379,897$5,791,505,845$52,877,408,888
FY01$11,309,760,862$462,997,417$15,453,245,583$5,708,481,526$3,205,492,114$3,987,358,968$2,726,861,049$6,371,710,181$49,225,907,699