During our December Caucus meeting, I was sitting next to Ken Ivory who was reviewing a report he received from the State regarding last year's bill that required state agencies to make contingency plans for both a 5% and 25% reduction in Federal funding.
Of course, to do this, you first have to know how much of your budget comes from Federal sources. Ken was kind enough to forward me a copy of the report. Here is a list of state agencies and their corresponding dependence on Federal funds:
Pretty surprising results in some cases. Here are some highlights:
1. 84.4% - National Guard
2. 45% - Department of Community and Culture
3. 87.2% - Department of Workforce Services
4. 73% - Department of Heath
There are plenty more in there. The bottom line is that in the event of the Federal fund spigot being turned off or reduced, these agencies would be hugely impacted. What would a more self-reliant state funded bureaucracy look like? The whole report is 250 pages so I am still digging through it. More to come.