The House version of the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2013. (House Bill 4228 contains K-12 school, college and university spending.) This would appropriate $33.918 billion, compared to $34.355 billion the previous year (when interdepartmental transfers are deducted the amounts are slightly lower). Of this, $15.802 billion comes from state tax, fee and other revenue, compared to $16.149 billion the previous year. The rest of this budget is federal money ($18.116 billion, compared to $17.869 billion the previous year).
The House budget does not include spending requested by the Governor from $1.2 billion in higher transportation taxes he has recommended, or $1.5 billion from the federal health care law’s expansion of Medicaid, which would bring in more federal money in the short term but require higher state spending in a few years.