New Study of how Federal Spending affects state budgets

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:

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To read more about this, you can find their complete analysis, here.

Sarah Curry

Sarah Curry is Director of Fiscal Policy Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

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