8860 Department of Finance
Program Descriptions


To ensure the financial integrity of the state through the planned allocation of state resources, the Department of Finance advises the Governor on the fiscal condition of the state and prepares the annual Governor's Budget. The Governor's Budget contains past year actual expenditures and revenues, current year estimated expenditures and revenues, and proposed expenditures and estimated revenues for the next fiscal year. After the budget is enacted, the Department of Finance assists in the administration of the budget. The Department of Finance also provides fiscal analyses of bills introduced in the Legislature and makes recommendations to the Governor. Basic and applied economic and tax research functions support the revenue estimates required for the development of the state financial plan, for the analysis of financial legislation, and the evaluation of economic trends or other fiscal developments which affect the state. Basic and applied demographic research functions provide data to support the workload estimates of state agencies.