Top State Money Facts: Montana

Annual state spending, dollars: 3,850,000,000

Annual state spending per capita, dollars: 4,078

Annual state spending, family of four, dollars: 16,313

Government Size ranking among 50 states, where 50 is biggest government: 48

State employees added in 2007 budget: 797

Over-collection of taxes in 2007 session, dollars: 964,000,000

Percent of those dollars rebated to taxpayers : 9*

Percent of growth in General Fund spending and reserves, 2007 session: 34*

Household income ranking among 50 states, where 50 is lowest income: 46

Economic Freedom ranking among 50 states, where 50 is least free: 41

Labor Market Freedom ranking among 50 states, where 50 is least free: 43

Annual spending per pupil, dollars: 7,800

 

*$91 million/ $964 million= 9%

*$873 million/ $2.576 billion Executive Budget (GF) 2006-07= 34% ($964 million less $91 million sent to property owners= $873 million.)

Line 9: Median Household income, April 2005. http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2005-11-29-wage_x.htm. (Per capita income ranking is 41st, owing to a few very high income people moving to Montana.)

 

Last Updated: 3-10-2008 02:05 AM

 

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