The Department of Education, Regents, Social and Rehabilitation Services, The Health side of the Kansas Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Transportation make up 77.7% of the Kansas Budget.
United States Federal Budget (FY 2012): $3,729,000,000,000
Kansas State Budget (FY 2012): $13,904,091,877
The Federal Budget is 268 times larger than the Kansas Budget
Population of the United States: 307,006,550
Population of Kansas: 2,818,747
Just under 1% of the population of the United States lives in Kansas
Per capita ratio of the Federal Budget to the Kansas Budget: 2.46
P.S. Here is a link to an amazing interactive pie graph on the federal budget from the Center for American Progress. I highly recommend it.
Originally Posted August 23, 2011