Oregon state budget and economic growth-2000’s

Here is Oregon’s state spending for the time period:

Year Expenses($ bil)
2001 $25.9
2002 $27.7
2003 $28.0
2004 $28.2
2005 $29.1
2006 $30.5
2007 $32.0
2008 $33.6
2009 $35.3

That’s roughly 4.5% increase per year.

Source

Regarding revenue, here’s the closest thing (state GDP) I could find quickly (same source):

Fiscal Year GDP (billions)
2001 $110.9
2002 $117.1
2003 $121.6
2004 $132.8
2005 $138.1
2006 $151.0
2007 $165.1
2008 $165.8
2009 $173.8

That works out to roughly 7% per year growth in the state GDP. Since there’s no sales tax in our state, it’s not too surprising that the economic growth was faster than the state budget growth.

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