April 2, 2019
As passed by the House, the 2019–21 operating budget would appropriate $52.934 billion from funds subject to the outlook. If you include the $389.6 million that would be spent from a new workforce education investment account on higher education and career connected learning, the amount appropriated would be $53.324 billion. (We wrote about the House budget as originally proposed here and about amendments here, here, and here.)
The estimated maintenance level (the cost of continuing current services) in the House budget is $50.514 billion. On top of that, the House would add $2.421 billion in new policy (plus the $389.6 million from the workforce account).
Meanwhile, the operating budget proposed by the Senate Ways and Means Committee Chair would appropriate $52.172 billion from funds subject to the outlook. (I wrote about the proposal here.) The estimated maintenance level in the Senate budget is $50.506 billion. As proposed, the Senate would add $1.667 billion in new policy.
The chart compares the policy changes in each budget by budget category. (The “Other Appropriations” category includes the cost of state employee collective bargaining agreements.)Categories: Budget , Categories.