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Agency recommendation summaries

The individual agency Recommendation Summaries reflect the dollar and FTE differences between current biennium (2011-13) expenditure authority and the Governor's proposed 2013-15 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. The assignment of costs or savings of new items to activities is an estimate.

Other formatting conventions in this document include the following:

The statewide adjustment described below appears in numerous agency budgets.

New Step M for Classified Employees-Year 2: A new top step is included in several 2013-15 collective bargaining agreements. Funding is provided for additional classified employees to move to the new top step during Fiscal Year 2014.  The increase would affect those who reach six years at the current top step during Fiscal Year 2015 and were not yet eligible for the increase during Fiscal Year 2014.

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

Special appropriations to the Governor

Retirement systems contributions