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Budget

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State agency budgets cover one biennium, or two fiscal years. A biennium runs from July 1 of an odd-numbered year to June 30 of the next odd-numbered year. For example, July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. The budget development process has three major phases:

  • Agency Request Budget
  • Governor's Budget
  • Legislatively Adopted Budget

Agency Request Budget

Agencies start budget development early in even-numbered years to develop their agency request budget. The budget starts with the cost of maintaining existing programs, then adds, removes, or adjusts the budget with what are called packages. The agency request budget lays out finances and policies for consideration by the Governor.

2023-25 Biennium: Agency Request Budget

Governor’s Budget

The Governor and their Chief Financial Office review the budget request and use the Governor’s priorities, budget policies, and current law to make budget decisions, revising what the agency requested. The Governor’s Budget gets presented to the Legislature for consideration.

Legislatively Adopted Budget

During legislative sessions in odd-numbered years the Governor’s Budget is presented to the Legislature. Legislative committees review the proposed budget and hold public hearings to hear from the agency and the public. Each agency budget has a budget bill that gets voted on by the legislature. Budget bills that are enacted into law make up the legislative adopted budget. Agencies carry out, or execute, the budget over the two-year budget period. The budget can be adjusted during legislative sessions of even-numbered years or by meetings of the legislative emergency board. The Legislatively Adopted Budget along with these changes makes up the Legislatively Approved Budget.

2021-23 Biennium: Legislatively Adopted Budget

Previous Biennia

2019-21 Legislatively Adopted Budget
2017-19 Legislatively Adopted Budget
2015-17 Legislatively Adopted Budget
2013-15 Legislatively Adopted Budget



Contact

James D. Short
Assistant Deputy Director of Administration
503-945-7275
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