State Finances 101: Bookmark This Now!


In this age of misinformation, State Controller John Chiang has done the public a simple service:  he has a new web site, State Finances 101, with basic information about California, its population and its budget.

This might seem low-brow, but surveys show that only a tiny minority of Californians know that education is by far the biggest state budget item and that most state tax revenues come from the personal income tax.

Check it out here.

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