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There are seven main funding sources for the total funds budget for the state of Georgia: General Funds (taxes and fees), Motor Fuel Funds, Lottery Funds, Tobacco Settlement Funds, Federal Funds, Other Funds, and Intra State Government Transfers.
Almost 96 cents of every dollar spent on programs funded through state taxes and fees are allocated to six areas:
- K-12 and Post-Secondary Education (59 cents of every dollar spent),
- Health Care (17 cents of every dollar spent),
- Criminal Justice (11 cents of every dollar spent),
- Debt Service (6 cents of every dollar spent), and
- Department of Human Services (3 cents of every dollar spent).
The remaining 4 cents of every dollar spent through taxes and fees pay for all other state agencies, boards and commissions. The Department of Transportation receives less than $7 million in General Revenue Funds, but receives more than $675 million in Motor Fuel Funds, which can only be spent on public roads and bridges.
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