Map: RI budget more dependent on federal money than MA, CTJanuary 24th, 2013 at 5:00 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
The Tax Foundation is out with another interesting fiscal map, this one looking at how much of each state’s budget is paid for by the federal government based on 2011 U.S. Census data. Rhode Island ranks 18th, with 38% from the feds, much higher than Massachusetts (40th) or Connecticut (45th):
These numbers may be skewed in part by the 2009 stimulus law, which temporarily increased the share of Rhode Island’s state budget covered by the federal government by a significant amount. Governor Chafee’s proposed 2013-14 budget is only 32% federally funded, a six-point drop compared with the map.