Georgia’s budget in $1, new FY 16 edition

If Georgia’s budget were a dollar, most things would get less than a nickel.

When Georgia’s budget-writers sit down to figure out how they’re going to spend money, they have a couple of sources of income: money sent from Washington, taxes collected by Georgia, dollars spent on lottery tickets plus all kinds of fees.

A lot of this money comes with rules.  When the feds write a check, it’s usually for a specific thing, like roads.  When somebody spends a dollar on a lottery ticket, the state’s cut has to be spent on education.

So behold: how $43.5 billion will be spent in the fiscal year that started on July 1:

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Agencies that get less than $50 million are consolidated under “Everything else” to save space.
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