Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

1.5—percent state revenues were lower than forecasted in the first four months of the current fiscal year (General Fund Revenue Report and Economic Outlook. Fiscal Research Division, North Carolina General Assembly)

95,000,000—amount in dollars that state revenue collections are short of projections for the first four months of the fiscal year. (Ibid)

18,000—number of Medicaid enrollees in 2009-2010 above projected increase (N.C. Division of Medical Assistance, Department of Health and Human Services)

165,000,000—amount in dollars of state Medicaid expenditures above projected increase (Ibid)

260,000,000—total in dollars of unexpected Medicaid expenses and lower than forecast revenues for 2009-2010

400,000,000—size in dollars of the low estimate of the state budget shortfall at the end of the 2009-2010 fiscal year by budget writers ("Raleigh worries over tax revenue," Associated Press, November 30, 2009)

800,000,000—size in dollars of the high estimate of the state budget shortfall at the end of the 2009-2010 fiscal year by budget writers (Ibid)

1,397,863,857—-amount of federal stimulus dollars used to balance 2009-2010 budget (Senate Bill 202, 2009 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly)

1,046,300,000—amount in dollars raised by 2009-2010 temporary revenue package and appropriated in 2009-2010 budget (Ibid)

2—-years before federal stimulus dollars are not available and temporary revenue package expires (N.C. Budget and Tax Center BTC Brief, 9/16/09)

2,444,163,857—minimum amount of dollars in 2009-2010 budget not available for 2011-2012 budget (Ibid)

12.8—percent of 2009-2010 revenue not available in 2011-2012. (Ibid)

2,031—amount in dollars of state spending per capita in 2009-2010 in General Fund appropriations approved by the General Assembly (Ibid)

13—years since state spending per capita was as low as 2009-2010 levels. (Ibid)

6.05—percent of total personal income of General Fund appropriations projected in 2009-2010 budget. (Ibid)

20—years since total personal income percentage of General Fund appropriations was as low as are projected for 2009-2010. (Ibid)

25,000—number of mental health and substance abuse workers likely to lose their jobs as a result of budget cuts in the 2009-2010 budget. (Mental Health Association of North Carolina)

50,000—number of people with mental illness, developmental disability, or addiction that could lose services as a result of budget cuts in the 2009-2010 budget. (Ibid)