State and Local Spending
This chart shows the percentage of state and local spending in Montana in each of eight general categories for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.*
Education, including public schools and the university system, accounted for a little more than one-third of total spending. Health and human services accounted for about one-fifth of total spending. This includes Medicaid, public health programs, and income support programs. Other categories account for smaller shares of total spending.
A little more than half of total state and local government spending occurs at the state level, and a little less than half at the local level