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2016 Budget Update

Legislators approved the final FY 2016 budget earlier this week, officially bringing an end to this year’s legislative session. The legislature made a number of minor changes to the budget, but stuck largely to the governor’s proposal.

Most of the changes were a result of increased borrowing from the Rainy Day Fund. The governor’s original budget proposal called for borrowing $68 million from the Rainy Day Fund to balance the budget, but Governor Tomblin twice made adjustments, reducing the amount to $15.5 million. The legislature’s budget takes $22.9 million from the Rainy Day Fund, $7.4 million more than the governor’s recommendation, freeing up General Revenue funds that would have otherwise been appropriated to Medicaid. Adjustments to the School Aid Formula also freed up $2.1 million.

With the additional borrowing from the Rainy Day Fund and other adjustments, the legislature was able to restore some of the governor’s proposed budget cuts. The legislature restored $7.4 million of his $12 million in cuts to higher education, while fully restoring cuts to children and family programs like Family Resource Networks.

Below is a table listing all of the differences between the legislature’s final budget and the governor’s proposal. Also available here is a complete side-by-side comparison of the FY 2016 budget, from the governor’s adjusted proposal to the final product. 

While the legislature has completed its work on the budget, the process is not complete. The governor has line-item veto power over the budget, and may veto some of the legislature’s increases in the coming days. 

Agency

Line Item

Governor’s Proposal

Final

Difference

General Revenue

 

 

 

 

Senate

Current Expenses and Contingent Fund

$526,392

$276,392

-$250,000

Senate

Expenses of Members

$620,000

$370,000

-$250,000

House

Current Expenses and Contingent Fund

$4,429,031

$3,929,031

-$500,000

Dept of Agriculture

WV Food Banks

$115,000

$140,000

$25,000

Division of General Services

Capital Outlay Repairs and Equipment

$13,500,000

$4,500,000

-$9,000,000

WV Development Office

Advantage Valley

$59,546

$0

-$59,546

WV Development Office

WV High Tech Consortium

$198,906

$300,000

$101,094

WV Development Office

Regional Contracting Assistance Center

$208,215

$225,000

$16,785

State FFA-FHA Camp and Conference Center

Total

$475,684

$1,250,000

$774,316

State Department of Education

Hospitality Training

$264,973

$319,005

$54,032

State Department of Education

Educational Program Allowance

$416,250

$535,000

$118,750

State Aid to Schools

Basic Foundation Allowance

$1,605,584,897

$1,603,265,377

-$2,319,520

State Aid to Schools

Less Local Share

-$456,068,638

-$454,137,621

$1,931,017

State Aid to Schools

Adjustment

-$1,865,133

$718,168

$2,583,301

State Aid to Schools

Total Basic State Aid

$1,147,651,126

$1,149,845,924

$2,194,798

State Aid to Schools

Teachers’ Retirement System

$66,428,000

$66,486,618

$58,618

Dept of Education and the Arts – Office of the Secretary

Educational Enhancements

$200,000

$575,000

$375,000

Division of Health – Central Office

Primary Care Support

$5,270,428

$6,000,000

$729,572

Division of Health – Central Office

Sexual Assault Intervention and Prevention

$0

$125,000

$125,000

Division of Health – Central Office

Health Right Free Clinics

$1,933,609

$3,000,000

$1,066,391

Consolidated Medical Service Fund

Behavioral Health Program – Unclassified

$72,175,437

$69,725,365

-$2,450,072

Division of Human Services

Medical Services

$488,417,798

$466,150,331

-$22,267,467

Division of Human Services

Family Resource Networks

$1,612,000

$1,762,464

$150,464

Division of Human Services

Domestic Violence Legal Services Fund

$370,000

$400,000

$30,000

Division of Human Services

Grants for Licensed Domestic Violence Programs and Statewide Prevention

$2,142,100

$2,500,000

$357,900

Division of Human Services

Children’s Trust Fund – Transfer

$220,000

$300,000

$80,000

Dept of Military Affairs and Public Safety – Office of the Secretary

WV Fire and EMS Survivor Benefit

$200,000

$400,000

$200,000

Division of Corrections – Correctional Units

Information Technology Services

$0

$100,000

$100,000

WV State Police

Total

$96,668,422

$100,667,272

$3,998,850

Division of Criminal Justice Services

Child Advocacy Centers

$1,502,036

$1,702,108

$200,072

Dept of Veterans’ Assistance

Total

$9,601,389

$10,342,764

$741,375

Division of Veterans’ Affairs – Veterans’ Home

Total

$1,161,272

$1,307,530

$146,258

West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Education

Total

$65,096,617

$66,352,867

$1,256,250

Higher Education Policy Commission

Total

$339,539,262

$345,735,930

$6,196,668

Road Fund

 

 

 

 

Division of Highways

Maintenance, Contract Paving and Secondary Road Maintenance

$40,000,000

$48,500,000

$8,500,000

Division of Highways

Courtesy Patrol

$0

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

Special

 

 

 

 

State Board of Ed – FFA-FHA Camp and Conference Center

Total

$300,000

$1,963,917

$1,663,917

Division of Health  – Vital Statistics

Equipment

$185,954

$785,954

$600,000

Division of Human Services – Medical Services Trust Fund

Medical Services

$48,457,277

$55,858,205

$7,400,928

WV Division of Corrections – Parolee Supervision Fees

Total

$1,002,206

$1,852,206

$850,000

WV State Police – Motor Vehicle Inspection Fund

Total

$2,596,180

$3,271,066

$674,886

WV State Police  – Central Abuse Registry Fund

Total

$474,921

$508,348

$33,427

Office of Secretary – Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund

Medical Services Trust fund – transfer

$15,528,000

$22,928,928

$7,400,928

Lottery

 

 

 

 

Bureau of Senior Services – Lottery Senior Citizens Fund

Transfer to Division of Human Services for
   Health Care and Title XIX Waiver for
   Senior Citizens

$20,628,757

$20,503,026

-$125,731

Excess Lottery

 

 

 

 

Lottery Commission – Distributions to Statutory Funds and Purposes

Licensed Racetrack Regular Purse Fund

$14,159,198

$12,159,198

-$2,000,000

Division of Human Services

Medical Services

$14,422,140

$16,422,140

$2,000,000

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