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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
FY21 Gov$9,396,105,685$244,331,702$21,256,251,859$5,087,741,036$2,722,344,702$3,279,220,319$1,216,588,557$6,597,698,664$49,800,282,524
FY20$9,187,183,669$260,133,514$23,653,070,530$4,951,904,246$2,718,923,497$3,192,141,551$1,196,869,018$6,518,160,056$51,678,386,080
FY19$8,516,761,762$236,616,327$21,206,316,884$4,705,163,915$2,532,927,161$3,068,128,276$1,166,610,678$6,233,472,596$47,665,997,599
FY18$8,694,138,219$217,533,145$21,884,501,588$4,898,727,709$2,438,237,301$3,001,193,188$1,201,973,763$6,244,341,893$48,580,646,807
FY17$9,239,871,866$229,157,694$23,138,952,263$4,946,580,292$2,739,025,953$3,289,368,562$1,252,452,959$6,442,544,323$51,277,953,911
FY16$9,282,529,314$256,668,674$23,427,568,306$4,948,148,978$2,759,236,150$3,281,648,543$1,229,426,320$6,056,063,692$51,241,289,975
FY15$9,182,789,843$243,589,276$22,079,591,563$4,859,661,257$2,754,448,122$3,267,103,448$1,217,038,370$6,021,199,601$49,625,421,480
FY14$9,849,591,784$256,659,749$22,243,351,220$5,011,225,643$2,917,229,841$3,500,438,565$1,344,950,004$6,315,965,420$51,439,412,225
FY13$9,528,576,028$244,391,556$20,772,495,881$4,828,580,423$2,449,318,620$3,400,729,150$1,292,957,737$6,216,293,027$48,733,342,421
FY12$9,598,661,065$238,581,179$21,379,532,447$4,975,181,170$2,537,414,851$3,413,450,192$1,365,973,090$6,298,236,144$49,807,030,139
FY11$10,020,611,204$250,420,253$22,251,522,945$5,083,095,514$2,540,163,263$3,563,585,798$1,403,707,230$6,267,043,382$51,380,149,589
FY10$10,881,406,155$290,836,393$21,894,759,371$5,500,371,284$2,806,480,340$3,955,275,915$1,595,031,011$6,582,299,929$53,506,460,398
FY09$11,482,633,290$345,730,371$21,356,166,274$5,830,340,672$2,584,019,288$4,323,595,048$2,072,676,523$6,869,964,167$54,865,125,633
FY08$9,837,585,010$313,604,891$18,299,816,279$5,098,686,338$2,308,319,032$3,887,731,303$2,032,438,071$6,344,080,093$48,122,261,017
FY07$10,051,055,947$340,956,132$18,807,509,361$5,314,419,371$2,892,737,601$3,913,782,269$2,143,313,312$6,652,754,732$50,116,528,725
FY06$9,709,681,941$404,436,070$18,116,650,124$5,403,332,016$2,458,433,824$3,752,840,161$1,985,453,168$6,639,805,697$48,470,633,000
FY05$10,037,801,629$311,099,318$21,009,356,868$5,659,660,344$2,392,774,838$3,864,167,504$2,141,481,696$6,946,259,267$52,362,601,465
FY04$10,490,220,651$326,495,968$19,387,380,099$5,808,352,519$2,465,916,179$3,977,440,472$2,241,273,618$6,117,756,504$50,814,836,011
FY03$11,569,268,057$373,099,332$18,498,627,454$6,139,602,026$2,778,616,548$4,106,592,514$2,434,056,543$6,346,736,242$52,246,598,716
FY02$11,886,865,106$469,622,975$18,033,373,666$6,091,103,963$2,881,855,964$4,238,255,440$2,775,949,285$6,559,798,740$52,936,825,139
FY01$11,139,492,803$456,027,006$15,220,597,504$5,622,540,534$3,157,233,541$3,927,329,417$2,685,808,250$6,999,055,512$49,208,084,566

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
FY21 Gov--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY20$8,630,710,981$169,646,270$23,653,070,530$3,526,135,683$1,850,359,344$2,839,530,411$1,196,869,018$5,774,553,526$47,640,875,761
FY19$8,516,761,762$236,616,327$21,206,316,884$4,705,163,915$2,532,927,161$3,068,128,276$1,166,610,678$5,540,299,706$46,972,824,709
FY18$8,694,138,219$217,533,145$21,884,501,588$4,898,727,709$2,438,237,301$3,001,193,188$1,201,973,763$5,559,276,744$47,895,581,658
FY17$9,239,871,866$229,157,694$23,138,952,263$4,946,580,292$2,739,025,953$3,289,368,562$1,252,452,959$5,684,411,566$50,519,821,154
FY16$9,282,529,314$256,668,674$23,427,568,306$4,948,148,978$2,759,236,150$3,281,648,543$1,229,426,320$5,369,866,253$50,555,092,537
FY15$9,182,789,843$243,589,276$22,079,591,563$4,859,661,257$2,754,448,122$3,267,103,448$1,217,038,370$5,128,575,638$48,732,797,518
FY14$9,849,591,784$256,659,749$22,243,351,220$5,011,225,643$2,917,229,841$3,500,438,565$1,344,950,004$5,461,500,479$50,584,947,284
FY13$9,528,576,028$244,391,556$20,772,495,881$4,828,580,423$2,449,318,620$3,400,729,150$1,292,957,737$5,442,604,745$47,959,654,139
FY12$9,598,661,065$238,581,179$21,379,532,447$4,975,181,170$2,537,414,851$3,413,450,192$1,365,973,090$5,230,727,652$48,739,521,647
FY11$10,020,611,204$250,420,253$22,251,522,945$5,083,095,514$2,540,163,263$3,563,585,798$1,403,707,230$5,164,991,041$50,278,097,249
FY10$10,881,406,155$290,836,393$21,894,759,371$5,500,371,284$2,806,480,340$3,955,275,915$1,595,031,011$5,303,950,165$52,228,110,634
FY09$11,482,633,290$345,730,371$21,356,166,274$5,830,340,672$2,584,019,288$4,323,595,048$2,072,676,523$5,851,586,960$53,846,748,426
FY08$9,837,585,010$313,604,891$18,299,816,279$5,098,686,338$2,308,319,032$3,887,731,303$2,032,438,071$5,414,809,615$47,192,990,539
FY07$10,051,055,947$340,956,132$18,807,509,361$5,314,419,371$2,892,737,601$3,913,782,269$2,143,313,312$5,512,958,138$48,976,732,131
FY06$9,709,681,941$404,436,070$18,116,650,124$5,403,332,016$2,458,433,824$3,752,840,161$1,985,453,168$5,526,068,443$47,356,895,747
FY05$10,037,801,629$311,099,318$21,009,356,868$5,659,660,344$2,392,774,838$3,864,167,504$2,141,481,696$5,827,485,783$51,243,827,981
FY04$10,490,220,651$326,495,968$19,387,380,099$5,808,352,519$2,465,916,179$3,977,440,472$2,241,273,618$4,990,809,159$49,687,888,666
FY03$11,569,268,057$373,099,332$18,498,627,454$6,139,602,026$2,778,616,548$4,106,592,514$2,434,056,543$5,563,138,796$51,463,001,270
FY02$11,886,865,106$469,622,975$18,033,373,666$6,091,103,963$2,881,855,964$4,238,255,440$2,775,949,285$5,704,314,924$52,081,341,323
FY01$11,139,492,803$456,027,006$15,220,597,504$5,622,540,534$3,157,233,541$3,927,329,417$2,685,808,250$6,275,784,304$48,484,813,358