Reader's guide to this budget document(2000 Budget Document)
This publication describes Governor Gilmore's proposed Executive Budget for the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 2000-02 biennium. It contains the following information:
Section A: Introduction
This section contains three chapters: (1) Building Virginia's Future: A Time for All Virginians, highlights of the Governor's proposed budget, (2) Economic forecast, a discussion of the status of Virginia's economy, and (3) Revenue forecast, a review of the state's fiscal outlook, including the projected revenues on which the Governor's 2000-02 Executive Budget is based.
Section B: Operating budget
This section presents the Governor's proposals for the operating budget. The sections are organized by branch of government and, within the Executive Department by secretarial area. For each branch of government or secretarial area, you will find:
- Overview. The overview describes the major actions proposed by the Governor for that branch of government or secretarial area.
- Summary of recommendations. This table summarizes the total recommended funding for each agency within that branch of government or secretarial area. See "How to read the summary tables" on page 8.
- Agency descriptions. Following the summary table is a description of each agency within the branch of government or secretarial area. Agencies appear in the same order as in the Budget Bill. The descriptions summarize each agency's major activities, including what the agency does, who its clients are, and how it allocates its resources. In addition, the agency descriptions set forth, pursuant to Section 2.1-20.01:1E of the Code of Virginia, the percentage of each agency's expenditures from federal government revenues. Reported here are figures from fiscal year 1999, the most recently completed fiscal year.
- Recommended budget amendments. Following each agency description are "bullet items" that briefly describe any specific budget recommendations for each agency. If the Governor has no specific recommendations for an agency, then the agency description is followed by "No recommended budget changes for this agency." Within each "bullet item," amounts and positions recommended are designated either "GF" (general fund) or "NGF" (nongeneral fund). References to positions are to "full-time equivalent" positions. Positions are only mentioned in the initial year affected by a budget proposal. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to years are to the state's fiscal years (i.e., 2001 means fiscal year 2001, which begins July 1, 2000, and ends June 30, 2001).
- Detail table. This table appears at the end of each branch of government or secretarial area. It details, by agency, each of the Governor's proposed operating recommendations within that branch of government or secretarial area. The agencies appear in the same sequence as in the Budget Bill. The table shows the amount and source of funding (general fund or nongeneral fund) for each budget recommendation, compares the total recommended amount to legislative appropriation for the current fiscal year, and displays any recommended staffing changes for the agency. For complete notes on these tables, see "How to read the detail tables" on page 9.
Section C: Capital Projects
This section summarizes the Governor's budget recommendations for capital projects. The information is grouped by branch of government and, within the Executive Department, by secretarial area. Agencies appear in the same order as in the Budget Bill.
A summary table highlighting total recommended capital spending for each secretarial area is followed by brief "bullet items" describing each proposed capital project. A detail table at the end of this section shows each recommended capital project, along with proposed funding by year and by fund source.
Section D: State Aid to Localities
This section describes the Governor's recommendations for state aid to localities. These funds either go directly to localities for locally operated programs or are spent by the state on behalf of localities for specific programs.
- Table 1 shows the recommended amount of state funds for localities, listed by the state agency that provides the funding.
- Table 2 shows the amount of state aid recommended for local schools, by individual locality.
Section E: Performance Measures
This section presents, in graphic format, the following performance information for each Executive Department agency:
- A set of performance measures designed to assess the key work of the agency,
- A baseline and performance target for each measure, and
- Available results for each measure, presented in a graphic format.