The Empire Center’s Web-based Spend-O-Meter

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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

Methodology

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.

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