Dick Davis has a piece in the Puget Sound Business Journal today on dedicated funds and the state budget. The first 4 paragraphs are available on the public portion of the PSBJ web site. (A subscription is required to read the whole thing.)
Here is a table detailing transfers to and from the General Fund-State over the last 10 legislative sessions. From 2001 to 2010, the legislature transferred $2.3 billion to the GF-S from 74 separate sources.