In compliance with LRC budget preparation guidelines, agency budget requests are organized and summarized according to two levels of budget information - Current Services and Additional Funding budget levels.
- Current Services requests
support, within defined calculation guidelines,
- projected funding for existing operations and
- services and mandated activities on a recurring expenditure base.
Current Services represent what is called "continuation" funding.
- Additional Funding requests
deal with agency proposals to fund
- new or expanded services and
- recurring operations which cannot be accommodated within the Current Services calculation guidelines, including requests to substitute General Fund moneys for anticipated reductions in federal or restricted resources.
Agencies are not limited in what or how much may be requested.
Historical fiscal data on two of the most recent fiscal years, the current year revised budget and the request for the next two fiscal years are displayed in budget records and documents.
Current services budgets are deemed to be the agencies' highest priority.
Department and Cabinet heads are required to prioritize Additional Funding requests.
If a funding request depends upon new legislation, a draft legislative proposal is requested.
Capital Projects are itemized, with related financing sources, descriptive information and justification.
Capital budget requests must be consistent with the recommendations of the Capital Planning Advisory Board.