Nebraska State Government Finances: 2005-2015
(Dollar amounts in thousands)
Item 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Revenue $8,739,537 $9,103,340 $9,986,412 $8,387,599 $7,380,731 $10,062,763 $11,523,401 $9,814,709 $11,484,492 $12,112,397 $11,361,675
General revenue 7,815,627 8,045,282 8,380,410 8,357,739 8,403,141 8,675,960 9,389,153 9,180,653 9,819,327 9,778,806 9,958,441
   Intergovernmental revenue 2,502,664 2,472,030 2,532,557 2,560,819 2,770,131 3,202,752 3,401,587 3,194,260 3,212,304 3,094,850 3,033,641
      From Federal - - - - - - - 3,141,413 3,154,670 3,034,031
      From Local - - - - - - - 52,847 57,634 60,819
   Total Taxes 3,796,551 3,961,093 4,071,032 4,228,800 4,000,939 3,809,266 4,153,113 4,366,217 4,718,944 4,877,401 5,086,759
     General sales 1,516,705 1,409,015 1,484,170 1,534,134 1,504,174 1,306,702 1,385,363 1,570,450 1,669,380 1,763,695 1,787,880
     Selective sales 456,412 450,116 468,433 501,307 511,109 591,199 647,430 522,923 528,608 540,257 527,950
      License taxes 203,197 206,804 207,013 206,783 167,014 226,944 227,377 183,035 130,762 126,745 172,391
      Individual income tax 1,393,897 1,545,024 1,650,895 1,726,145 1,602,091 1,514,831 1,721,548 1,838,344 2,101,694 2,124,164 2,239,582
      Corporate income tax 198,380 262,296 213,027 232,852 198,442 154,332 154,945 234,296 275,563 306,591 344,477
      Other taxes 27,960 87,838 47,494 27,579 18,109 15,258 16,450 17,169 12,937 15,949 14,479
  Current charges 730,256 769,908 832,978 899,022 971,723 977,868 1,037,362 952,322 1,028,061 1,069,688 1,037,248
  Miscellaneous general revenue 786,156 842,251 943,843 669,098 660,348 686,074 797,091 667,854 860,018 736,867 800,793
Insurance trust revenue 923,910 1,058,058 1,606,002 29,860 -1,022,410 1,386,803 2,134,248 634,056 1,665,165 2,333,591 1,403,234
    Unemployment Compensation Systems - - - - - - - 213,693 161,742 131,869 -
    State-Administered Pension Systems - - - - - - - 420,266 1,503,423 2,198,174 -
    Workers' Compensation Systems - - - - - - - 97 - 3,548 -
   
Total Expenditure $7,239,796 $7,702,325 $7,829,584 $8,443,129 $9,034,186 $9,584,493 $9,356,473 $9,525,518 $9,880,837 $10,046,378 $10,850,904
 Intergovernmental expenditure 1,659,130 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
 Direct expenditure 5,580,666 5,981,060 6,035,767 6,461,189 6,970,013 7,392,155 7,049,781 7,355,502 7,710,207 7,844,182 8,547,437
   Current operation 4,312,865 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 6,377,816
   Capital outlay 703,944 690,506 696,360 766,791 926,936 805,358 670,217 778,742 879,194 775,685 899,819
   Insurance benefits and repayments 339,958 344,428 398,717 418,734 485,692 768,819 739,408 737,666 696,384 693,672 1,032,616
   Assistance and subsidies 136,835 161,539 166,229 166,235 151,017 162,136 165,892 163,402 173,474 178,715 182,289
   Interest on debt 87,064 79,944 86,687 107,999 108,050 97,340 91,617 88,954 70,011 62,102 54,897
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 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 2,456,174 1,507,297
   
Total expenditure 7,239,796 7,702,325 7,829,584 8,443,129 9,034,186 9,584,493 9,356,473 9,525,518 9,880,837 10,046,378 10,850,904
 General expenditure 6,899,838 7,357,894 7,430,867 8,024,395 8,548,494 8,815,674 8,617,065 8,787,852 9,184,453 9,352,706 9,818,288
    Intergovernmental expenditure 1,659,130 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
    Direct expenditure 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 7,150,510 7,514,821
   
 General expenditures, by function:    
   Education 2,412,456 2,568,862 2,661,012 2,909,668 3,130,952 3,268,458 3,330,145 3,301,868 3,367,219 3,412,086 3,611,552
   Public welfare 1,967,208 1,970,839 2,024,945 2,099,052 2,171,990 2,281,071 2,090,850 2,268,148 2,517,272 2,639,034 2,626,032
   Hospitals 205,669 219,750 225,283 239,294 248,014 258,220 260,622 254,981 261,809 261,995 266,109
   Health 305,084 423,275 426,557 415,172 407,012 442,495 455,621 451,811 476,668 473,954 532,776
   Highways 616,226 643,779 557,579 631,028 706,424 663,162 602,273 688,560 754,226 742,236 800,388
   Police protection 73,314 76,945 80,482 84,698 89,722 89,027 96,200 91,227 86,623 82,128 87,628
   Correction 194,709 198,847 212,598 219,278 228,871 237,884 241,829 246,388 246,519 280,999 349,151
   Natural resources 185,367 158,211 186,188 180,968 205,476 257,134 250,575 245,433 251,065 277,899 313,905
   Parks and recreation 28,470 29,383 32,132 28,868 1,178 36,681 38,605 35,844 45,105 44,585 47,205
   Government administration 191,939 183,585 187,943 204,921 211,647 217,554 210,568 209,803 196,763 205,585 216,806
   Interest on general debt 87,064 79,944 86,687 107,999 108,050 97,340 91,617 88,954 70,011 62,102 54,897
   Other and unallocable 642,332 804,474 749,461 903,449 1,009,158 966,648 948,160 904,835 911,173 870,103 911,839
Utility expenditure - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Insurance trust expenditure 339,958 344,428 398,717 418,734 485,692 768,819 739,408 737,666 696,384 693,672 1,032,616
  Unemployment Compensation Systems - - - - - - - 265,201 185,939 123,454 -
  State-Administered Pension Systems - - - - - - - 471,361 509,367 569,266 -
  Workers' Compensation Systems - - - - - - - 1,104 1,078 952 -
   
Debt at end of fiscal year 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
Cash and security holdings 10,556,437 11,972,516 14,349,936 14,273,196 12,371,787 12,538,295 14,327,368 14,397,561 15,788,836 19,245,806 22,137,291
Symbol: - zero or rounds to zero  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, Survey of State Government Finances, 2016  
by Nebraska Databook  
e-mail: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov
Last updated: 5/17/2017