Earlier this week, National Priorities Project released Federal Money on the Rise in Florida, Nevada, a look at the role of federal money in the states. Just a few of our findings:
For every dollar of revenue in the Florida state budget in 2010, 35 cents came from the federal government.
In 2010, the average Floridian paid about $5,500 in federal taxes and received about $6,600 in direct federal assistance, such as unemployment compensation or Social Security benefits.
Nevada residents paid slightly more in federal taxes than they received in direct federal assistance.
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