A Trend Reversed: N.D. Pays More In Taxes Than It Gets In Federal Funding

The North Dakota’s oil boom has reversed a historic trend of the state getting more money from the government than residents pay in taxes.
New data show North Dakota got $1.68 in federal spending for every dollar its residents paid in federal taxes in 2005. In fiscal 2013, the latest year for which figures were available, North Dakota got 97 cents for every dollar it sent to Washington. Only 10 other states received fewer federal dollars than they paid in taxes. State budget director Pam Sharp attributes the change to raised state incomes and an increase in the state’s share of the cost of Medicaid and other programs.