State Spending


Keep the size and cost of state government within taxpayers' means. Make government more efficient and control spending growth.

Under the new $40.5 billion state budget, state spending increases by $857.4 million in the first year of the new biennium  (2011-2012), 4.45% higher than estimated spending for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. In the second year of the new budget (2012-2013), spending will be $1.16 billion higher than in fiscal year 2011, an additional increase of 1.29%. Total state spending will be approximately $20.14 billion in the first year of the biennium and $20.4 billion in the second.

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