The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Texas Budget Issues, 2009-13 November 18, 2010 Eva DeLuna Castro, Budget Analyst [email protected] Larger Impact on Texas Economy February 2009 estimate.
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Texas Budget Issues, 2009-13November 18, 2010Eva DeLuna Castro, Budget [email protected]
ARRA Appropriations in State Budget (HB 4586, 2009 and SB 1, 2010-11: $14.4 billion)
Biennial Total: $182.7 billion
Update of ARRA Funds in State BudgetAs of November 2010: $13.8 billion for 2010-11 (increase of $1.7 billion)
Millions of $
Where ARRA Was Used Instead of GR
3rd quarter of federal fiscal 2010
Education: almost 29,500 local school district jobs retained or created; 2,800 higher education jobs (state)
HHS: 1,600 jobs retained or created at the Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS investigators/other front-line staff)
Highway construction: 3,400 local jobs created through TxDOT contracting for highway construction, repairs, and maintenance
Home weatherization, tax credit assistance, homelessness prevention and housing: Housing & Community Affairs reported 28 new state jobs and over 1,200 jobs created locally
Child care subsidies, employment and training programs, Unemployment Insurance benefits: Workforce Commission reported 409 new state jobs and almost 450 jobs created locally
TOTAL: 4,925 state jobs retained or created;
35,484 local jobs in public/private sectors
but Not in the State Budget
HHS Agencies are asking for $5.3 billion (23%) more in General Revenue for the “baseline” – 70% of this additional GR is needed to replace ARRA, mostly for Medicaid ($4.7 billion)
For exceptional HHS items: $2.6 billion more in GR, of which $334 million would replace ARRA funding
TOTAL current services needs for HHS: agencies need $7.5 billion more in GR for Baseline and Exceptional Items to maintain current services. $4 billion of this GR is to fill “holes” where ARRA was used in 2010-11.
PreK-12 Education: Texas Education Agency originally asked for a $9 billion GR increase for Foundation School Program and other education programs. $3.25 billion of this was requested to replace ARRA Stabilization funds. (Funding request for FSP is expected to increase by $2 to $3 billion based on October 2010 estimate of drop in local property tax collections.)