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State & local government expenditures by function

Washington state & local government expenditures, Fiscal Year 2019

($ millions)

Category Expenditures
K-12 Education $19,788
Public Welfare $12,711
Health and Hospitals $11,513
Higher Education $7,469
Governmental Administration $4,678
Highways $4,400
Housing, Com Dev., Sewerage, Solid Waste $3,219
Interest on General Debt $3,127,113
Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation $2,825
Correction $1,808
Police & Fire Protection $3,839
Other $6,842
Total $82,219

Fiscal Year 2019


  • About half of state and local government expenditures are driven by education enrollments, and public welfare and corrections caseloads.

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Last updated
Thursday, September 2, 2021
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