Legislative budget subcommittee hearings on Gov. Jerry Brown's January spending plan are in full swing, with lawmakers, administration officials, the Legislative Analyst's Office and others debating the proposal's finer points.
And then there are the numbers themselves. Democrats and Republicans debate what is the most accurate way to depict the changes in state expenditures and revenues over the years.
Below are charts showing California expenditures and revenue since 1992-93. The top chart summarizes general fund, special fund, and bond spending and includes adjustments for inflation based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It does not reflect the federal money that runs through the state.
The bottom chart shows the pieces of the state's revenue stream during the same time period.
Click on the legend to highlight a category.
Source: Governor's January budget, schedule 6 and schedule 3. Revenue numbers for 2012-13 are preliminary and are estimates for 2013-14 and 2014-15.
PHOTO: Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his revised budget plan at a news conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Renée C. Byer / Sacramento Bee