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Agency recommendation summaries

The individual agency Recommendation Summaries in this document reflect the dollar and FTE differences between current biennium (2009-11) expenditure authority and the Governor's proposed 2011-13 budget.  The summaries also identify the activities the agencies perform, with narrative that is intended to present a succinct, informative description of the services that result from this budget proposal. 

Due to its timing, changes made to agency appropriations in House Bill 3225 (December 11, 2010) are not reflected in the 2009-11 biennium numbers included in this document.  Also, under Governor’s proposed legislation, cigarette tax revenue now going to the Education Legacy Trust Account would move to the General Fund-State starting in Fiscal Year 2011.  A like amount of Education Legacy Trust Account expenditures are moved to General Fund support.  This re-direction impacts the comparability of expenditures between biennia for education agencies.

The activity information continues to play a crucial role in the Governor’s budget development effort, helping decision makers analyze statewide costs and results, and providing a meaningful way to talk about the work of state government.  While activity data appears to be the best way to explain what the budget will buy, there are also some qualifications that should be noted:

Other formatting conventions in this document include the following:

The statewide adjustments described below appear in numerous agency budgets.

Printable Recommendation Summaries (Entire Document)



Governmental operations

Human services - DSHS

Human services - other

Natural resources and recreation


Kindergarten through grade 12 education

Higher education

Other education

Bond retirement and interest

State employee compensation

Special appropriations to the Governor

Retirement systems contributions