Learning the Appropriations Committee budgeting process

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By Keuhn

There are multiple steps in the Appropriations Committee budgeting process. First, agencies submitted budget requests through the budget office last fall. Next, Governor Ricketts introduced his recommended budget when he addressed the Legislature in his State of the State address. Then, the Appropriations Committee worked with legislative fiscal analysts to comb through agency requests and developed a preliminary budget. This past week, we began the next step of the process, which is four weeks of public hearings, where we will hear from state agencies, stakeholders and citizens about proposed funding.


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