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State Budget

Rank of Maine, Government Revenue and Spending

YEAR RANK MAINE U.S.1 Federal Aid Federal Aid Per Capita 1988 12 $551 n.a. 2007 11 $1,936 n.a. 2009 9 $2,559 n.a. Local Government Local Taxes Per Capita 1996 15 $1,074 n.a. 2008 22 $1,616 $1,777 Property Taxes, as % … Continue reading

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State Budget by Department

Maine State Budget by Department 2010-2011

The nearly $8 billion State budget for the fiscal year 2010-2011 allocated over 46% of its funds for Human Services, and 17% for education, accounting for 63% of the total budget.  That amounted to about $3.7 billion for health and … Continue reading

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State Budget by Department 2014-2015

Major State Agencies accounted for 98.7 percent of the total State budget. The $8 billion budget for the major agencies in fiscal year 2014-2015 allocated 47% of its funds for Human Services, 21% for education, and 9% for Transportation. Health … Continue reading

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State Budget Revenue

State Revenues and Expenditures 1986-2009

The General Fund accounts for most State expenditures, but excludes other special funds, the largest of which is the Highway Fund, supported primarily by motor vehicle fuel taxes and federal funds. General Fund revenues in Maine have traditionally relied on … Continue reading

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State Employees

State Employees as Percent of Population and Non-Farm Employment

As a result of budget constraints, Maine had fewer state employees in 2010 than it had thirty years ago in 1980. The number funded from state income and sales taxes (the General Fund) represents less than .5% (one-half of one … Continue reading

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State Government Budget

State Expenditures by Fund 1997-2011

Maine state government has, in some ways, not expanded as much as many people think. From 2007 through 2011 the average increase in expenditures from state funds was 1.3% per year. Including federal funds, the increase was 2.7% per year, … Continue reading

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