Humboldt Journal of Social Relations


Providing an understanding of the fiscal reliance the counties have on their higher state governments, this geographic visualization examines the financial situation of the southern Oregon and northern California counties of the proposed State of Jefferson. Fiscal adequacy was determined by deducting total county expenditures from total county revenues, and financial support from state government was determined by calculating the percentage of state funding out of the total reported revenue. The majority of the counties receives nearly 50% of their revenue from their higher state governments, and without this support, these counties would face financial hardship and difficulty providing public services to their communities.