13 January 2021

California tops the list for Defense Department spending


Military spending rose across the board in 2019 and no state received more defense funding from the Trump administration than blue-state California, according to a just released Pentagon report.Department of Defense contract obligations and payroll spending in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2019 totaled $550.9 billion — 2.5% of the country’s gross domestic product. California topped the list with $66.2 billion in defense funding in fiscal year 2019. Virginia followed with $60.3 [...]