2015-17 Human Services Budget Proposal
As part of our continuing commitment to open communication, we are providing information on our 2015-17 Biennial Budget Proposal submitted to the Office of Financial Management (OFM). Each Administration link provides information on their budget proposals as well as their strategic plans and progress that elaborate on their mission, vision and values. Each Administration has provided an email address for you to use to comment on these priorities and proposals. We sincerely invite your thoughts.
This is just the first step in the budget process. Next, OFM will take this and similar information from across state government and create what are known as Book 1 and Book 2 budgets. The Governor is required by law to develop a “Book 1” budget that balances with no new revenue. OFM instructed all state agencies to “identify, describe and prioritize budget reductions equal to 15 percent of unprotected Near-General Fund Maintenance Level budgets,” which are intended to provide the Governor with as many options as possible in meeting his statutory budget responsibility. Agencies were instructed to then submit prioritized budget proposals that identify — in ranked order — which reductions they propose restoring and any new funding requests. The Book 2 budget will support current or new programs with some new revenues, which will be released in December. After this process is complete, the Legislature will begin its work on the state budget. We are committed to keeping you informed throughout this process.