Which Cabinet appointment oversees the most money?
The Secretary of Health and Human Services, by far.
A review of the 2007-08 budget shows that the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services had by far the largest amount of spending — nearly three times as much as expenditures for the rest of the Cabinet positions combined.
Health and Human Services: $16.5 billion
Transportation: $3.5 billion
Correction: $1.2 billion
Environment and Natural Resources: $329.8 million
Crime Control: $206.2 million
Juvenile Justice: $168.8 million
Commerce: $115.7 million
Revenue: $109.2 million
Administration: $108.3 million
Cultural Resources: $82.1 million
A caveat: The figures above include money received from both federal and state sources. Nearly three-fourths of Health and Human Services funding comes from the federal government.
The revised numbers for 2008-09 are not yet available.