The Empire Center has updated its online Spend-O-Meter to reflect the record size of New York’s newly enacted $220.5 billion budget for fiscal 2023.

The Spend-O-Meter shows the state government is spending at a rate equivalent to:

  • $6,987.37 per second
  • $419,242.36 per minute
  • $25,154,541.35 per hour
  • $604,109,589 per day
  • $4,225,962,948 per week
  • $18,375,000,000 per month

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