2011 - 2013 Legislatively Adopted Budget
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Oregon's budget development process occurs in three major phases: Agency Request, Governor's Recommended Budget and Legislatively Adopted Budget.
For the 2011-2013 budget cycle - following Governor Kitzhaber's election and inauguration, the Governor's budget team developed the Governor's Recommended Budget and presented it to the Legislature in February 2011. Legislative committees reviewed the proposed budget and held public hearings to gather information from agencies and the public. Each budget bill included a Budget Report that described the committees' recommendations. The Legislature voted on each budget bill. When the bills received the Governor's approval, they became law and comprised the Legislatively Adopted Budget. Agencies are now in the process of administering the budget over the current two-year budget period (through June 2013).
As the Oregon Legislature now meets annually, it can now make changes to the budget (either in full session or through the Legislative Emergency Board between legislative sessions). The Governor may also call Legislature into special emergency sessions to deal with budget issues. The Legislatively Adopted Budget and the changes made during the biennium make up the Legislatively Approved Budget.
Legislative Fiscal Office: Analysis of the 2011-13 Legislatively Adopted Budget (whole document)
Legislative Fiscal Office: Analysis of the 2011-13 Legislatively Adopted Budget (individual links by program area)
Legislative Fiscal Office: Highlights of the 2011-13 Legislatively Adopted Budget
This document summarizes the 2011-2013 budget approved by the Legislature.
Legislative Fiscal Office: Legislatively Approved Budget Homepage
This Web site includes links to budget reports for many individual agencies and other important budget reports.
Legislative Fiscal Office: Publications
This Web site includes links to information and analyses of budgets approved before 2011 and other budget-related reports and publications.