A defining characteristic of an individual income tax system is its degree of progressivity. The United States has a rather progressive income tax. This means that the average tax rate paid by an individual increases as...
- Monday Map: State Government Spending Growth, 2000-2010
Monday Map: State Government Spending Growth, 2000-2010
Today's Monday Map shows the growth of state government spending over the past decade. These percentages show the growth in direct spending between 2000 and 2010, in real dollars per capita (to eliminate the effects of population growth and inflation). Oklahoma leads the pack with a 74% increase in state government spending over ten years; Alaska, whose state government only grew 17% faster than its population, is at the bottom.
Click on the map to enlarge it; view previous Monday Maps here.
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