Federal Government Impact
Every state in the nation relies on the federal government for financial aid. Mississippi received the most, with federal dollars accounting for close to half of its General Fund. Click here to see how much money your state has received.
As the federal deficit tops $16.5 trillion, lawmakers in Washington are instituting financial cutbacks to discretionary programs, including funding that states heavily rely on to finance day-to-day expenses. See how states should respond to the risk of a significant reduction in federal funds.
Some states have taken steps to decrease their reliance on federal funding, but immediate action is necessary to ensure the fiscal solvency of the states. In order to break the cycle of fiscal dependency and reckless spending, state legislators and citizens must understand the impact that the federal government has on state budgets. That's where State Budget Solutions comes in.