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MP760, New September 2015

Missouri State and Local Spending: A 50-State Comparison for 2012

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State comparisonsGrichawat Lowatcharin
Graduate Research Assistant
Truman School of Public Affairs
Judith I. Stallmann
Professor in Agricultural Economics
Truman School of Public Affairs
and Community Development Extension Specialist

Missouri ranks below the national median in overall spending by state and local governments. For Missouri state and local governments combined, the single largest expenditure is education. Missouri ranks 31st in the nation on education expenditures per $100 of personal income. Missouri ranks 44th in education expenditures per capita.

Among the 50 states, Missouri state and local governments rank

In summary, Missouri ranks low in many categories because it is a relatively low-tax state. Missouri ranks 43rd in state and local taxes as a percentage of personal income.

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