The Budget Development Section supports the General Assembly in the development of an appropriation bill by reviewing state agency budget plans and providing analysis and reports to the Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees. The section interacts with legislators, legislative staff, the Governor’s Office, constitutional officers, and state agencies regarding budget issues and is responsible for producing the General Assembly’s budget recommendations in the appropriation bill format at each stage of the budget process. We also prepare a variety of reports that support the General Assembly’s budgetary decision-making including analytical and historical budget reports, summaries, and other statistical information. Throughout the fiscal year, this section consults with and advises state agencies on budget priorities, cost-effectiveness, and statewide considerations regarding agency plans and funding needs.
Historical data about the state's expenditures and revenues