Ohio was the eighth-largest recipient of federal spending in 2004, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ohio landed in the top 10 for spending in several categories for 2004:
* Eighth for overall government spending, receiving about $73 billion of the $2.2 trillion the federal government spent.
* The federal government provided more than $16.5 billion in grants to Ohio, ranking it seventh in the nation.
* Eighth for direct federal government payments, such as Medicare benefits, unemployment compensation, food-stamp payments...