FY 2015 Budget Preview
The Governor's FY 2015 Executive Budget was released last week. After an across-the-board round of 7.5% cuts in last year's budget, followed by a $30 million mid-year cut, this year's budget features another round of cuts, totaling $70 million. The chart below list a sample of those cuts.
Highlights include higher education, which bore the brunt of last year's cuts, facing another $5.6 million in cuts. Nearly $500,000 was cut from a number of programs in the Development office, while Division of Health programs were cut by $2.3 million. Human Service programs were also targeted for cuts totaling almost $4.9 million, including Family Resource Networks, Domestic Violence Legal Services, In-Home Family Education, and Domestic Violence Prevention.
A file comparing the entire FY 2014 Enrolled and FY 2015 Proposed budgets can be downloaded here: FY 2015 Budget.