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State & local government expenditures by function

Washington state & local government expenditures, Fiscal Year 2017

($ millions)

Category Expenditures
K-12 Education $15,749
Public Welfare $12,491
Health Hospitals $10,729
Higher Education  $7,465
Governmental Administration  $4,249
Highways  $4,173
Sewerage, Solid Waste  $3,092
Recreation  $2,841
Interest on General Debt  $2,518
Correction  $1,731
Police & Fire Protection  $3,680
Other  $6,818
Total $74,536

Fiscal Year 2017


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

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Monday, February 3, 2020
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