Updated data from the following sources:
Updated inflation adjustment based on Office of Management and Budget 2016 President's Budget, Historical Table 10.1.
Census data for General Revenue and Federal Grants to State Governments updated.
Updated all dollar amounts to display in 2015 dollars.
Contract data for federal fiscal years 2007 - 2013 was updated to reflect the USASpending.gov monthly primary contract archives dated 11/16/2014.
Updated notes and sources to clarify that the federal grants to state and local governments figures do not include federal grants to tribal governments.
National Priorities Project publicly launched the State Smart website.
State Smart information derived from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) State Annual Personal Income tables was updated to reflect new data released on 9/30/2014. Calendar year 2013 numbers were added, and we also updated calendar years 2002 - 2012 to reflect resetated numbers published by BEA.
This information includes the following state-level information published in State Smart:
Instead of getting federal grants to state governments from the Census State and Local Finances survey, we pulled them from the State Government Finances survey instead. This allows us to be more current for the state numbers (i.e., state fiscal 2012 instead of 2011).
We used the flat data files from survey years 2002 - 2012, accessed 9/18/2014.
Federal grants to local governments continue to be sourced from the State and Local Government Finances survey. The latest available numbers from that survey are state fiscal year 2011.
All demographic data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey was updated to reflect the 2013 ACS 1-year estimates released on 9/18/2014. This information includes:
Contract data for federal fiscal years 2007 - 2013 was updated to reflect the USASpending.gov monthly primary contract archives dated 8/15/2014.
The initial State Smart datasets were created using the following data. Full information about our treatment of this data can be found on the State Smart Notes and Sources page.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) State Annual Personal Income Tables
Census State and Local Finances