Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fun Facts about the Kansas Budget

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

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