EXPENDITURES OF STATE GOVERNMENT
Thousands of Dollars
Nebraska - 2001 to 2016                                
Type of Expenditure 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $6,111,217 $6,536,970 $6,823,849 $6,979,917 $7,273,406 $7,702,325 $7,829,584 $8,443,129 $9,034,186 $9,584,493 $9,356,473 $9,525,518 $9,880,837 $10,121,365 $10,449,394 $11,026,935
By Character
  Direct Expenditures 4,158,449 4,399,105 5,039,100 5,284,304 5,502,509 5,981,060 6,035,767 6,461,189 6,970,013 7,392,155 7,049,781 7,355,502 7,710,207 7,919,169 8,145,927 8,609,429
    Current Operation 3,358,732 3,620,294 3,887,592 4,027,878 4,234,708 4,704,643 4,687,774 5,001,430 5,298,318 5,558,502 5,382,647 5,586,738 5,891,144 6,134,008 6,297,330 6,583,818
    Capital Outlay 583,386 558,075 594,969 652,374 703,944 690,506 696,360 766,791 926,936 805,358 670,217 778,742 879,194 850,672 899,819 1,044,511
    Insurance Benefits and Repayments 339,958 344,428 398,717 418,734 485,692 768,819 739,408 737,666 696,384 693,672 711,592 740,452
    Assistance and Subsidies 100,209 110,941 119,341 128,728 136,835 161,539 166,229 166,235 151,017 162,136 165,892 163,402 173,474 178,715 182,289 180,754
    Interest on Debt 116,122 109,795 107,132 96,034 87,064 79,944 86,687 107,999 108,050 97,340 91,617 88,954 70,011 62,102 54,897 59,894
    Insurance Benefits and Repayments 268,609 317,728 330,066 334,290 339,958 344,428 398,717 418,734 485,692 768,819 739,408 737,666 696,384 693,672 711,592 740,452
  Personal Services (Salaries & Wages) 1,634,335 1,835,657 1,819,583 1,827,865 1,815,942 1,907,505 1,978,616 2,076,389 2,177,828 2,282,049 2,304,897 2,332,695 2,372,694 1,487,585 1,507,297 1,538,887
  Intergovernmental Expenditures 1,684,159 1,820,137 1,784,749 1,695,613 1,770,897 1,721,265 1,793,817 1,981,940 2,064,173 2,192,338 2,306,692 2,170,016 2,170,630 2,202,196 2,303,467 2,417,506
By Type
  General Expenditure 5,842,608 6,219,242 6,493,783 6,645,627 6,933,448 5,981,060 7,430,867 8,024,395 8,548,494 8,815,674 9,617,065 8,787,852 9,184,453 7,919,169 8,145,927 10,286,483
    Direct General Expenditure NA NA NA NA 5,240,708 5,636,629 5,637,050 6,042,455 6,484,321 6,623,336 6,310,373 6,617,836 7,013,823 7,225,497 7,434,335 7,868,977
General Expenditure, by Function:
    Education 2,083,264 2,191,323 2,233,120 2,324,444 2,412,456 2,969,174 2,661,012 2,909,668 3,130,952 3,268,458 3,330,145 3,301,868 3,367,219 1,963,854 2,515,500 3,993,210
    Libraries NA NA NA NA NA 4,381 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4,608 5,120 NA
    Public Welfare 1,508,251 1,661,269 1,809,391 1,899,089 1,967,208 1,932,846 2,024,945 2,099,052 2,171,990 2,281,071 2,090,850 2,268,148 2,517,272 2,595,530 2,582,617 2,638,151
    Highways 477,265 526,457 557,869 595,128 616,226 643,779 557,579 631,028 706,424 663,162 602,273 688,560 754,226 748,980 787,556 905,694
    Veterans Services NA NA NA NA NA 1,578 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 2,243 2,480 NA
    Hospitals 177,365 171,234 191,539 202,775 205,669 219,750 225,283 239,294 248,014 258,220 260,622 254,981 261,809 264,701 186,205 178,769
    Health 323,252 363,668 391,150 308,713 340,447 349,584 426,557 415,172 407,012 442,495 455,621 451,811 476,668 419,322 478,320 552,677
    Natural Resources 170,593 165,308 164,263 146,969 185,367 145,022 186,188 180,968 205,476 257,134 250,575 245,433 251,065 244,134 279,516 222,222
    Parks & Recreation NA NA NA NA 28,470 29,383 32,132 28,868 1,178 36,681 38,605 35,844 45,105 51,574 54,329 51,746
    Corrections 176,136 176,533 182,378 188,457 194,709 198,847 212,598 219,278 228,871 237,884 241,829 246,388 246,519 281,745 351,703 362,811
    Police Protection 67,378 66,750 69,707 69,651 73,314 60,383 80,482 84,698 NA 89,027 96,200 91,227 86,623 70,002 70,700 94,821
    Employ Sec Adm/Soc Ins Adm NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
    Financial Administration NA NA NA NA NA 93,333 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 101,484 105,233 233,511
    Airports NA NA NA NA NA 2,765 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 5,812 2,651 NA
    Safety Inspection and Regulation, nec NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 61,152 57,827 NA
    General Public Buildings NA NA NA NA NA 10,594 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
    Interest on General Debt 116,122 109,795 107,132 96,034 87,064 79,944 86,687 107,999 108,050 97,340 91,617 88,954 70,011 62,102 54,897 54,897
    General Expenditure nec NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
  Other and Unallocable NA NA NA NA 642,332 804,474 749,461 903,449 1,009,158 966,648 948,160 904,835 911,173 197,080 206,914 992,977
  Insurance Trust Expenditure 268,609 317,728 330,066 334,290 339,958 344,428 398,717 418,734 485,692 768,819 739,408 737,666 696,384 693,672 711,592 740,452
    Unemployment Compensation NA NA NA NA NA 89,114 NA NA NA NA NA 265,201 185,939 123,454 389,839 NA
    Employee Retirement NA NA NA NA NA 253,910 NA NA NA NA NA 471,361 509,367 569,266 617,432 NA
    Workers Compensation NA NA NA NA NA 1,404 NA NA NA NA NA 1,104 1,078 952 860 860
Debt Outstanding, Long- and Short-Term NA NA NA NA 1,741,571 1,844,346 2,196,880 2,719,139 2,516,775 2,330,277 2,345,750 2,073,385 1,846,583 1,908,707 1,809,126 1,950,506
Cash and Security Holdings NA NA NA NA 10,556,437 11,972,516 14,349,936 14,273,196 12,671,787 12,538,295 14,327,368 14,397,561 15,788,836 19,245,806 19,756,640 19,804,076
nec - not elsewhere classified
NA - not available
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, State Government Finances, 2018
Last Updated: 4/19/18
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov