The Budget Function is responsible for preparing budget
analyses for each agency of State government. Each analysis provides
summary funding and personnel detail, Managing for Results performance trends,
and a detailed analysis of the incremental budget change. Where applicable,
analyses also raise fiscal and policy issues, updates, and recommendations,
which may include budget bill language, committee narrative, or reductions.
Budget analysts work throughout the year on a variety of projects, including
preparation of a “current services” estimate for the next budget and a
long-term general fund forecast, which assist the Spending Affordability
Committee in recommending a prudent level of spending growth. Analysts also
review the closeout of the most recently completed fiscal year, identify
upcoming budget issues, attend site visits, respond to legislative requests for
information, conduct research, and work on a variety of ad hoc projects.