Maryland received $36.5 billion more in federal funding than Maryland provided to the federal government in taxes and other revenues in the 2017 federal fiscal year.
A new report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government compares the amount of federal funding flowing to states with the amount of revenues and other payments that States make to the federal government, Governing magazine shares.
According to the Rockefeller data (check out the portal), Maryland is the 4th highest overall among states with a positive balance (receiving more from the federal government than they give) and 8th highest on a per capita basis.
The states with the highest overall estimated positive balance of payments for the 2017 federal fiscal year included: Virginia ($87.2 billion), Florida ($45.8 billion), Kentucky ($40.7 billion), Maryland ($36.5 billion), and North Carolina ($34.4 billion).
On a per-capita basis the states checking in with top positive balances were Virginia ($10,301), Kentucky ($9,145), New Mexico ($8,692), West Virginia ($7,283) and Alaska ($7,048).
For more information, see The States That Give and Get the Most Federal Dollars from Governing.