Here’s Georgia’s spending for the year that began July 1, 2011.
Well, about half of it.
This graph shows nearly $16 billion. There’s another nearly $11 billion in matching federal funds that Georgia has to spend on what the feds say. There’s another $8 billion from “other” funds, and I’m not quite sure what that is.
See page 23 of the first file listed on the page, and enlighten me?
But so, when you see news stories that say “Georgia’s budget $16 billion” or whatnot, this is what they mean.
Here’s a bigger version of the graph.
Thanks to IBM’s Many Eyes experiment.
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