TAFT'S BUDGET



TAFT'S BUDGET
An overview
Gov. Bob Taft's recommended general revenue fund appropriations of $24.1 billion in fiscal year 2004 and $25.1 billion in fiscal year 2005. Some of the budget's big items:
Medicaid, the state/federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled, is proposed to have funding of $8.8 billion in the budget's first year and $9.3 billion in the second year.
Primary and secondary education is proposed to have funding of $6.6 billion in the first year and $6.9 billion in the second year.
Higher education is proposed to have funding of $2.6 billion by the second year.
Other health and human services programs, including Department of Mental Health and Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, are proposed to have funding of $2 billion in the first year and $2.1 billion in the second year.
Source: Office of Budget and Management

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