North Carolina is no stranger to how the federal government’s programs affect our state budget. Take Medicaid for example, it has caused a problem for state budgets for years – and it is a federal program that receives a significant amount of federal spending. If the federal government can’t keep it’s financial obligation, the state picks up the rest.
According to a new report by Pew Charitable Trusts, “States get roughly one-third of their revenue from the federal government, funding that pays for health care, schools, roads, public safety, and a range of other programs.”
Here is a graph they used in their analysis:
To read more about this, you can find their complete analysis, here.