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Last Updated: 2/9/2011
Budget Issue: Elimination of General Fund support ($32 million) for local fairs and expositions.
Program: Department of Food and Agriculture
Finding or Recommendation: Adopt Governor's budget proposal. Given the dire fiscal condition of the state, we recommend that the Legislature adopt the Governor's proposal to eliminate General Fund support for local fairs and county agricultural activities. While this funding may be critical to support the operations of smaller fairs, most larger fairs would be able to continue to operate because state support is a smaller share of their overall revenues.
Further Detail

Please click here for a link to the Fairs and Expositions handout summarizing the issue and our recommendation.