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Federal Funds Comprise Over One-Third of California’s State Budget

A new report from the California Budget & Policy Center points out the significant role that federal funds play in supporting California's higher education and public services systems.

Federal dollars support a wide array of public services and systems that touch the lives of all Californians--from Social Security and healthcare to highway construction and public schools. A large share, but less than a majority, of this federal funding flows through California’s state budget. The current state budget includes nearly $96 billion in federal funds for 2016-17, representing more than one-third of the total state budget. Five percent of those funds are dedicated to public higher education. 

Read the report.