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Archival documents: The 2001-2003 budget

Managing the 2001-2003 budget

Note: Cuts are listed by former divisions of DHS because the '01-03 budget was developed under the department's former structure.

Upcoming cuts for the remainder of the year primarily stem from three events or instructions to the department. The following lists provide more detail about those cuts, positions, and dollar amounts.

Consolidated list of cuts

To help people better understand the various actions we've taken — or plan to take — to balance the budget, we've posted three reports.

Cuts from Jan – June, 2003
This report includes information in the short list and adds the budget figures associated with the major cuts. It has also been updatd to reflect the budget changes as a result of Senate Bill 5548. It prints on legal-sized paper.

Complete list of actions for the biennium
DHS has taken a variety of budget actions to balance the budget starting with the Feb. 2002 Legislative Emergency Board meeting.

The list covers budget reductions beginning in February 2002 and continuing through the end of the current biennium (June 30, 2003). For each former DHS division, the documents lists reductions from the February Emergency Board, from the second and third Legislative special sessions (including unspecified reductions from the third session), from the fifth special session, from the November Emergency Board, from House Bill 5100 and from December's revenue forecast.

Major budget issues

Many factors impact the cost of the department's budget. This list includes the primary issues that affected the budget at the time we rebalanced the budget prior to the Sept. 2002 Emergency Board meeting.

Our major rebalance issues list (PDF) shows key factors that drive the cost of the DHS budget.

Background on the HB 5100 cuts The Oregon legislature passed House Bill 5100 during the fifth special session in September 2002. The bill removed $87.9 million in General Fund authority from the department's 2001-2003 budget in unspecified reductions.

The department then proposed reduction options to meet the requirements of HB 5100. Those reductions have sometimes been referred to as the "$88 million list."

Those options were presented, along with ongoing issues, to the November 2002 Legislative Emergency Board.

The November E-board opted to utilize $18.5 million of the options proposed for HB 5100 to resolve other Department issues and deferred action on HB 5100.

Consequently we had to revise our "$88 million" list to replace the $18.5 million used by the E-Board.

Also see information about the 2003-2005 budget