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.
- Georgia lawmakers write 5k bills, mostly honors
- Abandoned Decatur gas station gets $200k for cleanup
- The curious graph of federal student loans at Georgia schools
- Letters between the USDA and Georgia congressmen address biotech, trade, Greek yogurt
- Legislature honors 3.3k people, passes 831 laws, trashes 1.5k bills