Federal Spending in California

These online posts estimate and explore federal expenditures in California, which we define as the amount of federal spending that we can directly attribute to recipients in California. In these posts, we display total federal expenditures by major program, recipient, and county. We also compare federal expenditures in California to other states.

List of Posts
How Much Money Does the Federal Government Spend in California? Our first post estimates total federal expenditures in California by major program. http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3531/1

Comparing Federal Spending Received to Taxes Paid Nationally. Our second post compares federal expenditures in California to other states. http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3531/2

Direct Federal Expenditures to Individuals, Private Entities, and Universities. Our third post details payments to individuals, private entities (including businesses, healthcare intermediaries, and non-profit organizations), and universities. http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3531/3

Federal Expenditures to the State Government. Our fourth post details the amount and type of federal funding paid directly to the state government. http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3531/4

Federal Expenditures to Local Governments. Our fifth post details the amount and type of federal funding paid directly and indirectly to local governments. http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3531/5

Geographic Distribution of Federal Expenditures For Most Major Programs. Our sixth post displays per capita federal expenditures for the largest federal programs, by county in California. http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3531/6

Methodology and Comparison to Other Studies. Our last post describes the method we used to produce these estimates and compares them to others. http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3531/7

See more at: http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3531

John Stewart
Editor, OutdoorWire.com
Resources Consultant, California Four Wheel Drive Association
Board of Directors, BlueRibbon Coalition