State Budget Data Tool Available Online


Massachusetts nonprofits that depend on state funding can get comprehensive historical and current state budget data online free from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, an independent nonprofit that conducts research and analysis of state budget and tax policies.


The online tool, developed by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, provides comprehensive state budget information that can be accessed and understood by anyone interested in how the state uses its resources.


The Browser allows users to view information on Massachusetts state budgets from fiscal year 2001 to the present, as well as current budget proposals offered by the governor and the legislature.


The Budget Browser provides a number of different ways to look at the state budget:


  • Compare past year budgets to compare budgets by category and subcategory.
  • Compare current year budget proposals to compare current year budget proposals from the governor and the legislature by category and subcategory.
  • Compare current vs. past year budgets to customize your own budget comparison by selecting from past year budgets and current budget proposals.
  • Search line items and categories to compare spending levels for a single line item or group of line items from 2001 to the present.
  • Tax revenue information provides a basic overview of the state’s tax system, how it has changed over time, and how it compares to other states.
  • Resources and glossary provide information on how to use the Browser, a glossary of budget terms, and a brief description of the state budget process.


To access the Budget Browser, click here.