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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:

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.

Section E: Performance Measures

This section presents, in graphic format, the following performance information for each Executive Department agency:


Unless otherwise indicated, all references to years in this document are to fiscal years.