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BorderC (Kebir Blue)

Monday, November 24, 2008 - 05:05 pm Click here to edit this post
For comparisons sake I went ahead and dug up some budget numbers. Naturally, ou can't read TOO much into this because they aren't 100% comparable...

Texas 2008 budget = $83.5B

Massachusetts = $27B
New Hampshire = $10.3B
Vermont = $4.1B
Connecticut = $17.5B
Rhode Island = $3.5B
New Jersey = $33B

Total = $98.49B

Those states were combined because of their location and population. Texas has ~24M and they have ~23M. I skipped New York because it doesn't really fit in (it's budget is about $120B) and the populations wouldn't match as well.

Anyways, take what you will from this. It's only a comparison, but with populations nearly equal and Texas still roughly twice the size of those combined states in area, it spends $15B less each year.

Feel free to double check the numbers. I grabbed them from many different sites so they may not be entirely accurate. Also, a lot of states have biennial budgets so I just cut them in half.

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