Spend-O-Meter Updated By Empire Center For Fiscal ’19

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).

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