The Empire Center has updated its online
Spend-O-Meter to reflect the record size of New York’s newly enacted $168.3 billion budget for fiscal 2019.
As of April 1, the fast-spinning Spend-O-Meter shows, the state government is spending at a rate equivalent to:
$5,336 per second,
$320,205 per minute,
$461,095,890 per day,
$3,236,538,462 per week, and
$14,025,000,000 per month.
New York’s All Funds budget, which includes revenues from both state and federal sources, has nearly doubled since fiscal year 1988, when the state spent
$85.7 billion (in 2018 dollars).
The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.
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