In 1995, the federal government collected more than $1 trillion in taxes-a million times a million! Tax collection in Georgia the same year was nearly $10 billion. Most of the money to pay for the operation of Georgia's state government comes from a variety of taxes paid by Georgia citizens and businesses-primarily sales and income taxes. These taxes are in addition to the federal and local taxes that people already pay. Where does that money go? It funds a variety of projects that benefit all citizens. This episode lists many but not all of the programs and projects used by citizens.