Texas state government spends more on public education, as a percentage of general expenditures, than just about every state, according to the latest findings from the Census Bureau.

Per the Census Bureau’s 2010 Annual Survey of State Government Finances, Texas state government spending on public education topped 45 percent of general expenditures in 2010, ranking the Lone Star State third in the nation. Only Indiana and Georgia were shown to have spent a larger percentage, 46.6 percent and 46.3 percent respectively.

Nationwide, the average percentage of education expenditures to general expenditures totals just 35.8 percent.

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