Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Federal Spending in State by County

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Federal Spending in State by County

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The federal government spent $4,449.57 per person in Oklahoma last year with almost $14.3 billion spent in the state, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

The spending totals cover the fiscal year from Oct. 1, 1991 through Sept. 30, 1992.

Altogether, federal spending in the states totaled $1.2 trillion during the government's 1992 fiscal year. The figure is nearly 9 percent more than the year before.

More than half that money went directly to individuals as retirement, disability, Social Security or other benefits.

California led the states in government spending, $139.7 billion.

The government spent the most money per person in Alaska, $6,783. It spent the least per person in Indiana, $3,529.

The Oklahoma figure per person is slightly lower than the national figure of $4,599.

The Census Bureau tally excluded some spending, such as interest on the federal debt, international payments, and foreign aid and spending by the CIA and other intelligence agencies. …

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