state revenue

Report
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A. Trace sources of state revenue such as sales
taxes, federal grants, personal income taxes &
property taxes
B. Explain the distribution of state revenue to
provide state services
C. Evaluate how choices are made given the
limited revenues of state and local governments
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Education
Human services
Natural Resources
Economic development
Public Safety
Transportation (MARTA, CCT, Airports, &
Seaports)
Interest on loans
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Read the Funding of Georgia’s government on
page 539
Figure 65 budget revenue & figure 66 budget
expenditure
Why do you think the state spends most money
on education?
Due to budget cuts in recent years expenditures
have to be cut down. If you were the governor,
congressman/woman or senator which service
will you cut and why? (Explain your answer in at
least one paragraph)
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(1) Determine the top 5 areas Georgia’s
government spends and collects money from
(2) Create 2 pie charts or 2 bar graphs to
illustrate these figures (Use exponents to
illustrate figures)
(3) Compare the graphs and determine weather
the expenditure exceeds the revenue
(4) If the answer for the above question is yes
which service provided by the state will you
consider cutting to save money and why?
(5) Explain your answer in at least 4
sentences/bullet points.

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