The Alaska Citizen's Guide to the Budget

Here is more detail on the 1996 Alaska outlays of state and local government compared to the U.S. average. Note that DIRECT GENERAL EXPENDITURES nets out some intergovernmental payments to the federal government as well as utility, liquor store, and insurance trust expenditures.

Per Capita Public Outlays in 1996: Alaska vs. U.S. Average at Alaska Price Level

 
Alaska
U.S. Avg
Alaska Premium
Ratio Ak/US
Expenditures
$11,886
$6,521
$5,365
1.82
Intergovernmental Expenditures (to Federal Govt)
176
18
158
9.62
Direct Expenditures
11,710
6,502
5,208
1.80
...Current Operations
8,282
4,764
3,518
1.74
...Capital Outlay
1,468
741
726
1.98
......Construction
1,206
542
664
2.23
......Other Capital Outlay
262
200
62
1.31
...Assistance and Subsidies
289
169
120
1.71
...Interest on Debt
829
321
508
2.58
...Insurance Trust
843
507
336
1.66
......Exhibit: Salaries and Wages
3,233
2,088
1,145
1.55
Direct Expenditures
11,710
6,502
5,208
1.80
DIRECT GENERAL EXPENDITURES
10,365
5,549
4,816
1.87
...Capital Outlay
1,332
654
678
2.04
...Other Direct General Expenditure
9,033
4,895
4,138
1.85
...Education
2,554
,861
693
1.37
......Education--Capital
288
188
100
1.53

...Higher Education

521
470
51
1.11
......HIgher Education--Capital
18
51
-33
.35
...K-12 Education
1,942
1,303
638
1.49
......K-12 Education--Capital
268
135
133
1.99
...Other Education
91
88
4
1.04
...Libraries
36
27
10
1.36
...Welfare
1,027
903
124
1.14
......Cash Assistance
279
126
153
2.22
......Vendor Payments
541
583
-42
.93
......Other Public Welfare
207
194
13
1.07
...Hospitals
138
330
-191
.42
......Hospitals--Capital
1
17
-16
.05
...Health
264
187
76
1.41
...Social Insurance Administration
51
18
32
2.76
...Veteran's Services
43
1
42
40.73
...Highways
1,150
369
781
3.12
......Highways--Capital
484
203
281
2.39
...Air Transportation
193
41
152
4.71
...Parking Facilities
1
4
-3
.24
...Sea and Inland Port Facilities
37
12
25
3.04
...Transit Subsidies
0
1
-1
0.00
...Police Protection
240
208
32
1.15
...Fire Protection
87
83
5
1.06
...Corrections
242
175
67
1.38
......Corrections--Capital
9
14
-6
.60

...Protective Inspection

50
34
16
1.48
...Natural Resources
443
74
368
5.99
......Natural Resources--Capital
80
14
66
5.63
...Parks and Recreation
82
89
-7
.92
......Parts and Recreation--Capital
16
23
-7
.71
...Housing and Community Development
209
106
103
1.98
...Sewerage
98
115
-17
.85

......Sewerage--Capital

39
44
-5
.89
...Solid Waste Management
82
69
14
1.20
......Solid Waste Manangement--Capital
16
7
9
2.20
...Financial Administration
273
106
168
2.59
...Judicial and Legal
256
95
160
2.68
...General Public Buildings
81
33
47
2.42
...Other Government Administration
174
56
118
3.13
...Interest on General Debt
763
275
488
2.78
...Misc. Commercial Activities
83
2
81
50.14
...Other and Unallocable
1,709
276
1,433
6.19
Utility
503
432
71
1.16
...Utility--Capital
136
88
48
1.55
...Water Supply
147
135
12
1.09
...Electric Power
318
159
159
2.00
...Gas Supply
7
16
-9
.43
...Transit
31
121
-90
.26
Liquor Store Expenditures
00
14
-14
.00
Insurance Trust
843
507
336
1.66
...Unemployment Compensation
252
138
115
1.83
...Employee Retirement
587
317
270
1.85
...Worker's Compensation
4
42
-38
.09
...Other Insurance Trust
0
11
-11
0.00
Source: US Deptment of Commerce, Governmental Finances.

 

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