Calibrated to the state Senate’s estimate of $135.2 billion in all funds spending under the enacted New York State budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, the Empire Center’s “Spend-O-Meter” spins at the following rates:
$4,288 per second
$257,291 per minute
$15,437,443 per hour
$370,498,630 per day
$2,600,615,385 per week
$11,269,333,333 per month
The Empire Center’s Budget Spend-O-Meter project reflects the all funds financial plan disbursements of New York’s state government for the current fiscal year (April 1, 2013-March 31, 2014). The $135.2 billion spending total excludes extraordinary federal budget grants for Superstorm Sandy relief aid and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Spend-O-Meter calculates the amount spent since 12:00am on April 1, 2013.
The Spend-O-Meter calculates the amount based on the “clock time” of the viewer’s computer. Viewers with incorrect time settings or malfunctioning computer clocks may see inaccurate numbers.