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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- New census data shows the federal government spends less taxpayer money in Utah than any other state except for Nevada.
The U.S. Census Bureau says the federal government spent $6,486 for every resident in Utah last year, 25 percent less than the national average.
The federal government spent nearly $17.2 billion on salaries for local federal workers, contracts with Utah companies, Medicare and Social Security benefits, grants, running military bases and more.
Virginia received the most federal support -- $14,277 per resident.
Information from: Deseret News
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