THE GOVERNOR'S 1996 BUDGET : How the Money is Spent

Here is a detailed look at Gov. Pete Wilson's proposed 1996-97 California budget.

PROPOSED SPENDING

1) Education (K-12): 30.5%

2) Health and Welfare: 28.4%

3) Higher Education: 11%

4) Business, Transportation and Housing: 7.2%

5) Prisons: 7%

6) Water, Parks, Forestry, Fish & Game: 2.5%

7) Consumer Affairs and Govt. Services: 2%

8) Environmental Protection: 1%

9) Tax Relief: 0.8%

10) Other: 9.6%

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1) Education (K-12): $17.8 billion

2) Health and Welfare: $16.6 billion

3) Higher Education: $6.5 billion

4) Business, Transportation and Housing: $4.3 billion

5) Prisons: $4 billion.

6) Water, Parks, Forestry, Fish & Game: $1.5 billion

7) Consumer Affairs and Govt Services: $1.1 billion

8) Environmental Protection: $0.6 billion

9) Tax Relief: $0.5 billion

10) Other*: $5.6 billion

* Other spending includes a variety of smaller state agencies, including Trade and Commerce Agency. In addition, spending to retire nearly $3 billion in selected bonds is excluded.

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Where the Money Comes From

Personal Income Tax: 35%

Sales Tax: 30.8%

Bank and Corporation Taxes: 9.6%

Motor Vehicle Fees: 8.6%

Highway Users Taxes: 4.8%

Insurance Tax: 1.9%

Tobacco Taxes: 1.1%

Estate Taxes: 1%

Liquor Taxes: 0.4%

Horse Racing Fees: 0.2%

Other Fees, Minor Taxes: 6.6%

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BUDGET GROWTH (Figures in billions in dollars)

1995-96: $57.9 billion

1996-97: $61.5 billion (proposed--including $3 billion in bond payments)

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