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House budget targets pose stark contrast to Governor’s budget proposal

In what felt to many observers like just moments after Governor Perdue released her FY2012-13 budget proposal last week, House appropriations subcommittees began releasing their targets for revisions to the upcoming year’s budget. While these targets – which are presented to subcommittee members as a total dollar amount, often accompanied by a list of “options” addressing more specific programs and line items that could be altered – don’t necessarily speak to all adjustments lawmakers could make in the short session, they do provide a fair bit of insight into what we’re likely to see later this spring when the first budget bill is introduced. Here’s the Budget and Tax Center’s quick take on the House targets as introduced, compared to the current law budget, the Governor’s proposed budget, and inflation-adjusted pre-Recession state spending:

 

For those who’d rather see the dollar amounts by line, here they are:

 

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  1. […] infographic prepared by the North Carolina Budget & Tax Center depicts the extent to which real General Fund spending has fallen since fiscal year 2007-2008 and how much farther it would fall under one proposed budget for fiscal year […]

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