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State Government Budget

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According to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), appropriations voted on by the 84th Legislature for state government operatons for the 2016–2017 biennium provide a 3.6 percent increase over the 2014–2015 budget.  All funds in the chart immediately below are in millions.

Division 2015 2016 2017
General Government $ 2,204.4 $3,901.4 $ 2,484.2
Health/Human Services 37,589.6 38,427.1 38,741.2
Education 37,603.9 38,921.3 39,439.1
Judiciary 368.6 404.5 392.3
Public Safety/Criminal Justice 5,772.8 6,213.8 6,177.2
Natural Resources 2,199.3  2,438.9 1,915.5
Business/Economic Dev. 13,097.1  14.181.4 13,563.6
Regulatory 388.7 623.1 297.3
General Provisions 243.6 1,046.8 -122.7
Legislature 186.2 188.4 197.1
TOTAL $ 99,654.2 $ 106,346.7 $ 103,084.9

Source: Legislature Budget Board, www.lbb.state.tx.us

 

The State of Texas received $34.3 billion in federal funds during the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2014. Federal funds accounted for 32.7 percent of total net revenue, the second largest source of revenue. The chart below includes federal pass-through funds that are received by the state and passed through to other entities administering federal programs. Direct federal grants to local governments and state universities are not included in this chart.

Function/Category 2012 2013 2014
Health/Human Services $21,529,725,750 $22,380,701,933 $23,841,656,632
Education 5,940,177,632 5,126,037,393 4,960,857,659
Transportation 2,883,015,146 2,860,036,217 3,383,985,417
General Government 947,904,926 636,845,126 576,934,870
Public Safety/Corrections 537,105,891 512,393,292 393,537,812
Nat.Resources/Recreation 1,077,412,854 1,082,072,933 1,105,595,909
Regulatory Services 6,577,931 4,239,136 3,474,585
Employee Benefits 120,329 0 0
TOTAL $32,922,040,458 $32,530,326,029 $34,266,042,884

Source: State of Texas Annual Cash Report 2014.

 

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