Oregon's budget development process occurs in three major phases: Agency Request, Governor's Recommended Budget and Legislatively Adopted Budget.
For the 2013-2015 budget cycle the Governor's budget team developed the Governor's Recommended Budget and presented it to the Legislature in February 2013. 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 2015).
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 (LFO)
2015-2017 Governor's Budget
2015-2017 Legislatively Adopted Budget Summary (July 2015)
Highlights of the 2015-2017 Legislatively Adopted Budget (Sept. 2015)
2015-2017 Legislatively Adopted Budget IT Summary (Oct. 2015)
Legislative Fiscal Office: Legislatively Approved Budget Homepage
Web site includes links to budget reports for many individual agencies
and other important budget-related reports and publications.
Legislative Fiscal Office: Publications
Web site includes links to information and the analysis of budgets
approved before 2011, as well as other budget-related reports and
Other Resource Links
Department of Administrative Services (DAS)\Chief Financial Office (CFO) Historical Data: Links to Past Fiscal Years