NEW YORK - New Yorkers are paying, on average, $6,859 for the state's spending according to the state comptroller's office.
But comptroller Thomas Dinapoli says progress is being made to bring spending and revenue more in line.
Total spending in the fiscal year that ended March 31st was down one percent, or $1.3 billion, from the previous year.
Still, spending has grown by 15 percent since 2008, or almost double the inflation rate, and part of that was paid by borrowing.
Public health and education account for 68- percent of total state spending.