ALL FUNDS includes state taxes, federal funds, gambling revenue, ear-marked taxes and fees.
GENERAL REVENUE covers only those funds which the legislature is free to appropriate as it wishes. Some agencies (such as the departments of Transportation, Conservation and Insurance) receive little or no General Revenue. These agencies are funded totally or almost totally from ear-marked taxes and fees.
For Higher Education, the total funds revenue does not include outside funds the universities raise from fees, federal funds, tuition, etc.
A significant portion of the Revenue Department's budget is money to pay tax refunds.
A significant portion of the Office of Administration's budget is money to pay employee benefits for state workers in various departments.
FY 1996 appropriation does not include emergency/supplemental funding approved in the 1996 session for the remainder of the fiscal year.
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