California Governments Spent $434B in 2010, Report Finds
The report found that total expenditures for state and local governmentsÂ were $3.3 billion higher than in 2009 and equaled more than 20% of the state's economic output (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 9/26).
According to a Census Bureau release, all state and local governments in 2010 generated $3.2 trillion in revenue, a 51.4% increase from 2009. TheÂ report found that revenue from the federal government was $623.7 billion, a 16.1% increase from 2009 (Census Bureau release, 9/26).
Health-Related Findings in California
The report also found that hospital spending in 2010 for was $6.9 billion for California's state government and $12.8 billion for itsÂ local governments.
According to the report, other health-related expenditures in 2010 wereÂ $1.2 billionÂ for California's stateÂ government and $10.7 billion for its local governments.In addition,Â California's state and local governments in 2010 generated $9.2 billion in revenue from taxes on tobacco products (Census Bureau report, 9/26). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.