The Alaska Citizen's Guide to the Budget

Who Gets the Extra Spending: The Premium by Object

In 1996 the ratio of public spending in Alaska to the U.S. average was 1.87. Who was the recipient of that extra spending? Although every category of recipient did better than the national average, some did better than others.

The differentials for each of the three main categories of Alaska public outlays in 1996 were as follows:

Recipient of Spending
Alaska/US Avg
Total Outlays
Wages and Salaries
Capital Expenditures
Business and Individuals
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce and ISER


The Alaska spending "Premium" is concentrated in outlays other than wages and salaries—capital spending, procurement from businesses, and payments to individuals not for wages and salaries or capital expenditures.


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