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Inflation Adjustment
  • CPI: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by consumers
  • IPD: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by governments
  • Economic Growth: adjusts for changes in the size of the state economy (measured in terms of total personal income)
  • None: does not capture changes in the value of a dollar over time.

Massachusetts State Budget

funding levels adjusted for economic growth

  • Funding History

Adjusting for Economic Growth

The numbers on this page have been adjusted to reflect changes in the size of the Massachusetts economy. This is particularly useful for tracking spending across large sections of the budget or over long periods of time, because it lets us see what share of our total resources we are devoting to things like Education or Health Care. Elsewhere in MassBudget's Budget Browser, where the spending areas under consideration are much smaller, this is NOT the default adjustment. For a fuller explanation, along with a caution about why you need to be careful to always look at comparable years in an economic cycle, see our factsheet.

EducationEnvironment & RecreationHealthHuman ServicesInfrastructure, Housing & Economic DevelopmentLaw & Public SafetyLocal AidOtherTotals
FY21 Gov$9,396,105,685$244,331,702$21,256,251,859$5,087,741,036$2,722,344,702$3,279,220,319$1,216,588,557$6,597,698,664$49,800,282,524
FY20$9,237,855,085$264,555,070$21,980,057,712$5,015,017,018$2,623,261,276$3,246,399,201$1,217,212,508$6,628,950,897$50,213,308,768
FY19$8,649,490,785$240,303,862$21,536,805,608$4,778,491,293$2,551,667,968$3,115,943,359$1,184,791,660$6,330,617,820$48,388,112,356
FY18$8,829,328,636$220,915,700$22,224,796,949$4,974,900,991$2,476,150,929$3,047,860,558$1,220,663,981$6,341,438,945$49,336,056,688
FY17$9,383,548,782$232,721,020$23,498,755,228$5,023,497,960$2,781,616,891$3,340,517,143$1,271,928,183$6,542,723,731$52,075,308,938
FY16$9,426,869,692$260,659,790$23,791,859,542$5,025,091,120$2,802,141,394$3,332,677,134$1,248,543,508$6,150,233,556$52,038,075,737
FY15$9,325,578,111$247,376,980$22,422,919,319$4,935,226,812$2,797,278,556$3,317,905,443$1,235,962,772$6,114,826,557$50,397,074,549
FY14$10,002,749,534$260,650,719$22,589,227,649$5,089,148,471$2,962,591,758$3,554,869,175$1,365,863,512$6,414,176,501$52,239,277,319
FY13$9,676,744,652$248,191,825$21,095,506,593$4,903,664,477$2,487,405,336$3,453,610,226$1,313,063,130$6,312,955,905$49,491,142,145
FY12$9,747,918,286$242,291,067$21,711,979,814$5,052,544,222$2,576,871,134$3,466,528,646$1,387,213,693$6,396,172,431$50,581,519,294
FY11$10,176,429,422$254,314,231$22,597,529,049$5,162,136,490$2,579,662,222$3,618,998,744$1,425,534,557$6,364,494,476$52,179,099,190
FY10$11,050,609,323$295,358,827$22,235,217,452$5,585,900,694$2,850,120,414$4,016,779,475$1,619,833,348$6,684,653,061$54,338,472,594
FY09$11,661,182,081$351,106,293$21,688,243,209$5,920,999,344$2,624,199,402$4,390,824,633$2,104,905,532$6,976,788,426$55,718,248,919
FY08$9,990,556,544$318,481,354$18,584,373,003$5,177,969,401$2,344,212,709$3,948,184,374$2,064,041,881$6,442,728,660$48,870,547,926
FY07$10,207,185,762$346,252,433$19,099,659,059$5,396,971,823$2,937,672,441$3,974,577,683$2,176,606,840$6,756,096,448$50,895,022,488
FY06$9,860,666,976$410,725,029$18,398,363,065$5,487,353,540$2,496,662,338$3,811,196,625$2,016,326,859$6,743,054,320$49,224,348,753
FY05$10,193,885,124$315,936,778$21,336,043,325$5,747,665,627$2,429,981,457$3,924,253,645$2,174,780,815$7,054,270,609$53,176,817,381
FY04$10,653,341,847$331,572,926$19,688,850,653$5,898,671,440$2,504,260,768$4,039,289,014$2,276,125,052$6,212,886,606$51,604,998,307
FY03$11,749,169,932$378,901,019$18,786,280,721$6,235,072,708$2,821,823,977$4,170,449,941$2,471,906,071$6,445,427,857$53,059,032,225
FY02$12,071,706,747$476,925,647$18,313,793,973$6,185,821,085$2,926,669,039$4,304,160,628$2,819,115,504$6,661,804,101$53,759,996,725
FY01$11,312,711,069$463,118,192$15,457,276,639$5,709,970,612$3,206,328,282$3,988,399,091$2,727,572,364$7,107,890,293$49,973,266,541

Net State Costs

The state budget is funded by several types of revenue, including taxes, funds from the federal government, and departmental revenues such as licensing and other fees. The "Net State Costs" here subtract federal and departmental revenues from budget totals. These are estimates, based on the best available data. During the recent recession In FY 2009-FY 2011, there was a steep but temporary drop in net state health care costs due federal recovery funds made available to states. For more information on calculating net cost, see explanation here.

Adjusting for Economic Growth

The numbers on this page have been adjusted to reflect changes in the size of the Massachusetts economy. This is particularly useful for tracking spending across large sections of the budget or over long periods of time, because it lets us see what share of our total resources we are devoting to things like Education or Health Care. Elsewhere in MassBudget's Budget Browser, where the spending areas under consideration are much smaller, this is NOT the default adjustment. For a fuller explanation, along with a caution about why you need to be careful to always look at comparable years in an economic cycle, see our factsheet.

EducationEnvironment & RecreationHealthHuman ServicesInfrastructure, Housing & Economic DevelopmentLaw & Public SafetyLocal AidOtherTotals
FY21 Gov--- Net State Spending Not Yet Available For This Budget ---
FY20$8,671,923,888$172,529,791$21,980,057,712$3,565,014,301$1,739,933,915$2,887,794,639$1,217,212,508$5,872,705,095$46,107,171,849
FY19$8,649,490,785$240,303,862$21,536,805,608$4,778,491,293$2,551,667,968$3,115,943,359$1,184,791,660$5,626,642,214$47,684,136,750
FY18$8,829,328,636$220,915,700$22,224,796,949$4,974,900,991$2,476,150,929$3,047,860,558$1,220,663,981$5,645,721,303$48,640,339,046
FY17$9,383,548,782$232,721,020$23,498,755,228$5,023,497,960$2,781,616,891$3,340,517,143$1,271,928,183$5,772,802,264$51,305,387,470
FY16$9,426,869,692$260,659,790$23,791,859,542$5,025,091,120$2,802,141,394$3,332,677,134$1,248,543,508$5,453,365,966$51,341,208,146
FY15$9,325,578,111$247,376,980$22,422,919,319$4,935,226,812$2,797,278,556$3,317,905,443$1,235,962,772$5,208,322,692$49,490,570,684
FY14$10,002,749,534$260,650,719$22,589,227,649$5,089,148,471$2,962,591,758$3,554,869,175$1,365,863,512$5,546,424,925$51,371,525,743
FY13$9,676,744,652$248,191,825$21,095,506,593$4,903,664,477$2,487,405,336$3,453,610,226$1,313,063,130$5,527,236,830$48,705,423,069
FY12$9,747,918,286$242,291,067$21,711,979,814$5,052,544,222$2,576,871,134$3,466,528,646$1,387,213,693$5,312,064,400$49,497,411,263
FY11$10,176,429,422$254,314,231$22,597,529,049$5,162,136,490$2,579,662,222$3,618,998,744$1,425,534,557$5,245,305,473$51,059,910,187
FY10$11,050,609,323$295,358,827$22,235,217,452$5,585,900,694$2,850,120,414$4,016,779,475$1,619,833,348$5,386,425,275$53,040,244,808
FY09$11,661,182,081$351,106,293$21,688,243,209$5,920,999,344$2,624,199,402$4,390,824,633$2,104,905,532$5,942,576,000$54,684,036,492
FY08$9,990,556,544$318,481,354$18,584,373,003$5,177,969,401$2,344,212,709$3,948,184,374$2,064,041,881$5,499,008,301$47,926,827,568
FY07$10,207,185,762$346,252,433$19,099,659,059$5,396,971,823$2,937,672,441$3,974,577,683$2,176,606,840$5,598,594,626$49,737,520,666
FY06$9,860,666,976$410,725,029$18,398,363,065$5,487,353,540$2,496,662,338$3,811,196,625$2,016,326,859$5,611,998,512$48,093,292,944
FY05$10,193,885,124$315,936,778$21,336,043,325$5,747,665,627$2,429,981,457$3,924,253,645$2,174,780,815$5,918,100,678$52,040,647,451
FY04$10,653,341,847$331,572,926$19,688,850,653$5,898,671,440$2,504,260,768$4,039,289,014$2,276,125,052$5,068,415,416$50,460,527,117
FY03$11,749,169,932$378,901,019$18,786,280,721$6,235,072,708$2,821,823,977$4,170,449,941$2,471,906,071$5,649,645,487$52,263,249,855
FY02$12,071,706,747$476,925,647$18,313,793,973$6,185,821,085$2,926,669,039$4,304,160,628$2,819,115,504$5,793,017,448$52,891,210,072
FY01$11,312,711,069$463,118,192$15,457,276,639$5,709,970,612$3,206,328,282$3,988,399,091$2,727,572,364$6,373,372,273$49,238,748,521