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How Do House and Senate Budget Proposals Differ from the Governor’s Bill?

April 16, 2013 by

Later this week, the West Virginia Legislature will vote on the FY 2014 state budget. However, both the House and the Senate have their own budget bill, as well as the budget bill proposed by Governor Tomblin at the beginning of the legislative session. These three budgets must be reconciled into one bill before the budget can be approved. Read PDF of report. Link to budget data.

This brief compares the House and Senate budget bills, and how they differ from Governor Tomblin’s proposed bill. Although there are minor differences between the House and Senate budget bills, they both largely follow the governor’s blueprint.

Base Budget

Governor Tomblin proposed a base budget (general revenue, lottery, and excess lottery funds) of $4.456 billion. The House version reduces that to $4.451 billion, while the Senate reduces it to $4.452, both reductions of roughly 0.1%.

 

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

General Revenue

$4,140,751,000

$4,135,751,000

$4,137,001,000

Lottery

$151,573,583

$151,573,583

$151,569,233

Excess Lottery

$163,922,000

$163,922,000

$163,922,000

Total

$4,456,246,583

$4,451,246,583

$4,452,492,233

Source for all tables: WVCBP analysis of SB 143, HB 2014, and Governor’s Proposed Budget FY 2014

Note – Does not double count transfers from Excess Lottery to General Revenue

The House proposal reduces General Revenue appropriations by $5 million, while the Senate reduces them by $3.75 million from the governor’s proposal. The Senate also reduces lottery appropriations by $4,350.

General Revenue

Supreme Court

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Current Expenses

$17,486,000

$13,486,000

$13,486,000

Both the House and Senate bills reduce Supreme Court appropriations by $4 million, from the current expenses line item. This change was requested by the governor.

Division of Forestry

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Personal Services

$3,086,736

$3,246,736

$3,246,736

Employee Benefits

$1,186,793

$1,251,793

$1,251,793

Current Expenses

$1,277,163

$1,417,163

$1,417,163

Repairs and Alterations

$120,000

$135,000

$135,000

Both the House and Senate bills increase appropriations for the Division of Forestry by $380,000. This change was requested by the governor.

WV Development Office

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Current Expenses

$2,102,372

$2,202,372

$2,102,372

Advantage Valley

$67,762

$64,374

$67,762

Chemical Alliance Zone

$45,600

$43,350

$45,600

Local Economic Development Assistance

$4,000,000

$2,000,000

$4,000,000

4-H Camp Improvements

$650,000

$0

$0

The House bill increases Current Expenses for the WV Development Office, while decreasing appropriations for Advantage Valley, Chemical Alliance Zone, Local Economic Assistance, and 4-H Camp Improvements.  The net change for the Development Office is a decrease of $2,555,638.

The Senate bill only decreases the appropriation for 4-H Camp improvements.

State Department of Education

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Personal Services

$3,529,150

$2,679,150

$3,529,150

Current Expenses

$2,519,000

$3,019,000

$3,019,000

Teacher Reimbursement

$100,000

$297,188

$297,188

State Teacher of the Year

$45,871

$0

$45,871

Classroom Supplies

$0

$2,100,000

$0

21st Century Innovation Zones

$0

$266,144

$266,144

Student Enrichment Programs

$4,666,144

$6,200,000

$6,200,000

21st Century Assessment and Professional Development

$4,458,576

$4,458,576

$4,496,176

The House bill increases appropriations for the State Department of Education by $4,501,317. Increases to current expenses, teacher reimbursement, classroom supplies, 21st century innovation zones, and student enrichment zones were requested by the governor. The House also decreases personal services, and state teacher of the year.

The Senate bill also includes the governor’s requested changes, except for classroom supplies. The Senate bill also does not change personal services or state teacher of the year, and also slightly increases 21st century assessment and professional development. Net changes in the Senate bill total an increase of $3,334,788.

State Aid to Schools

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Transportation

$83,160,000

$84,860,000

$83,160,000

Improved Instructional Programs

$42,158,937

$43,723,036

$44,505,086

21st Century Strategic Technology Learning Growth

$9,158,789

$12,286,988

$11,504,938

Less Local Share

-$405,138,059

-$420,779,055

-$420,779,055

Total Basic State Aid

$1,187,852,356

$1,178,603,658

$1,176,903,658

Both bills adjust the School Aid Formula. The House bill increases the allocation for transportation by $1.7 million, while both bills increase improved instructional programs, and 21st century strategic technology.

Both bills also increase the estimated local share by $15,640,996, which decreases the amount of appropriated state aid by $9,248,698 in the House bill and $10,948,698 in the Senate bill.

Other Education

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Vocational Division – Unclassified

$20,000

$260,000

$20,000

Educational Performance – Current Expenses

$146,899

$146,899

$381,899

Other changes to education appropriations include an increase of $240,000 for the Vocational Division in the House Budget and an increase of $235,000 for the Division of Educational Performance in the Senate budget.

Education and the Arts

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Division of Culture and History

$5,617,347

$5,355,308

$5,617,347

Division of Rehab Services

$14,171,778

$14,311,968

$14,171,778

The House budget reduces the appropriations for the Division of Culture and History by $262,039 and the Division of Rehabilitation Services (Independent Living Services) by $140,190. The Senate bill does not make these changes.

Division of Health Central Office

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Primary Care Centers – Mortgage Finance

$155,985

$233,985

$367,838

Maternal & Child Health Clinics, Clinicians and Medical Contracts & Fees

$6,778,740

$6,778,740

$6,878,740

Emergency Response Entities

$688,940

$0

$688,940

In the Division of Health, the House bill increases Primary Care Centers – Mortgage Finance by $78,000, while the Senate bill increases it by $211,853. The Senate bill also increases Maternal & Child Health Clinics, Clinicians and Medical Contracts & Fees by $100,000, while the House bill eliminates Emergency response entities.

Division of Human Services

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Medical Services

$270,244,993

$268,731,861

$272,492,361

Title XIX Waiver for Seniors

$11,912,263

$14,025,430

$11,912,263

Grants for Licensed Domestic Violence Programs and Statewide Prevention

$2,312,500

$2,500,000

$2,406,250

Sexual Assault Intervention and Prevention

$0

$250,000

$100,000

Children’s Trust Fund – Transfer

$279,000

$300,000

$279,000

Changes to the appropriations for the Division of Health include a decrease for Medical Services in the House budget, but an increase from the Senate. The House also increases appropriations for Title XIX for Seniors and the transfer for the Children’s Trust Fund.

Both bills increase Grants for Licensed Domestic Violence Programs and Statewide Prevention and add funding for Sexual Assault and Prevention, but by different amounts.

Dept of Military Affairs and Public Safety

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Office of the Secretary

$1,940,100

$1,940,100

$2,022,704

WVU Charleston Poison Control Hotline

$596,101

$757,626

$766,101

Salem Correctional Center

$0

$7,500,000

$7,500,000

WV State Police

$105,425,632

$108,508,032

$108,508,032

Child Advocacy Centers

$1,463,784

$1,502,466

$1,463,784

WV Industrial Home for Youth

$10,414,103

$2,414,103

$2,331,499

Northern Regional Juvenile Center

$0

$1,376,302

$1,376,302

Davis Center for Girls

$876,302

$0

$0

Changes to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety include increases to the Office of the Secretary, the WVU Poison Control Hotline in both bills, and the WV State Police. Other changes were requested by the governor to reflect the Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan.

Division of Public Transit

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Current Expenses

$1,882,525

$1,982,525

$1,882,525

The House bill increases the appropriation for the Division of Public Transit by $100,000.

Bureau of Senior Services

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Transfer to DHS

$10,131,368

$10,131,368

$10,512,035

The Senate bill increases the transfer to the Division of Human Services from the Bureau of Senior Services by $380,667.

Higher Education

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

WVU – Parkersburg

$10,097,474

$10,328,724

$10,097,474

Underwood-Smith Scholarship Program

$0

$200,000

$200,000

Marshall Medical School

$12,591,761

$13,791,761

$13,791,761

West Virginia University

$105,874,466

$106,104,466

$105,874,466

Marshall University Graduate Writing Project

$0

$0

$22,764

The Underwood-Smith Scholarship program was added in both budget bills to Higher Education at the request of the governor, while the Marshall University Graduate Writing Project was moved from the Lottery Fund in the Senate bill.

The House bill increases appropriations for WVU-Parkersburg, and West Virginia University, while both bills increase the Marshall Medical School appropriation.

Lottery

While overall appropriations from the Lottery Fund were unchanged for the House bill and only slightly decreased for the Senate bill, there were a number of changes made, which are listed below.

 

Governor’s Proposal

House

Senate

Development Office – Unclassified

 

$790,000

 

Development Office – Tourism Advertising

$2,383,042

$4,133,042

$2,383,042

Natural Resources – State Parks and Rec Advertising

$507,578

$548,733

$507,578

Dept of Education – Current Expenses

$2,538,750

$1,269,375

$2,538,750

Challenger Learning Center

 

$109,844

 

Huntington Symphony

$92,281

$92,281

$82,444

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration

$10,260

$10,260

$8,926

Fairs and Festivals

$1,752,333

$1,893,335

$1,899,748

Preservation West Virginia

$650,858

$674,766

$674,766

Archeological Curation/Capital Improvements

$47,922

$47,401

$44,928

Historic Preservation Grants

$526,314

$499,998

$490,463

West Virginia Public Theater

$103,742

$170,753

$172,739

Tri-County Fair Association

$20,870

$0

$0

George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War

$52,580

$53,198

$53,816

Greenbrier Valley Theater

$100,000

$136,665

$138,254

Theater Arts of West Virginia

$200,000

$227,900

$230,550

Marshall Artists Series

$55,098

$55,098

$51,822

Grants for Competitive Arts Program

$944,656

$937,405

$888,488

West Virginia State Fair

$46,134

$46,134

$43,391

Contemporary American Theater Festival

$87,656

$87,656

$82,444

Independence Hall

$41,741

$41,741

$39,259

Mountain State Forest Festival

$58,437

$58,437

$54,962

WV Symphony

$87,656

$87,656

$82,444

Wheeling Symphony

$87,656

$87,656

$82,444

Save the Music

$27,750

$27,750

$26,100

Appalachian Children’s Chorus

$83,481

$83,481

$78,518

Senior Services – Local Programs Delivery Costs

$2,291,124

$2,475,250

$2,291,124

Senior Citizens Centers and Programs

$2,286,264

$1,143,132

$2,286,264

Senior Services – Transfer to DHS for Health Care

$23,616,447

$21,503,280

$23,235,780

Roger Tompkins Alzheimer’s Respite Care

$2,125,542

$2,296,137

$2,125,542

Legislative Initiatives for the Elderly

$9,256,131

$10,000,000

$9,256,131

West Virginia Help Line

$185,000

$0

$185,000

In-Home Services and Nutrition for Senior Citizens

$4,165,259

$4,500,000

$4,165,259

Marshall University Graduate College Writing Project

$22,764

$22,764

$0

HSTA Program

$1,405,802

$1,750,000

$1,655,802