California's state and local governments spent a total of $434 billion in 2010, according to a new Census Bureau report, the Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert" reports.
The report found that total expenditures for state and local governments 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. The 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 its local governments.
According to the report, other health-related expenditures in 2010 were $1.2 billion for California's state government and $10.7 billion for its local governments.
In addition, California's state and local governments in 2010 generated $9.2 billion in revenue from taxes on tobacco products (Census Bureau report, 9/26).