- General Assembly Operating Appropriations: $65 Million
During budget negotiations, the governor asked the General Assembly to use $75 million of its $150 million in reserves to help balance the budget. Because the General Assembly did not include this funding in its budget and at the same time relied on aggressive revenue assumptions, the governor chose to reduce the General Assembly’s spending, which will cause the General Assembly to spend down its reserves to a more reasonable level.
In the spring, the governor directed agencies under his jurisdiction to identify any available funds that could be used to help balance the budget. As a result of the governor’s direction, commonwealth agencies returned nearly $425 million of unneeded funds.
- Other Appropriations: $7.2 million of reductions in total
· Treasury: Intergovernmental Organizations: Line-Item Veto of $45,000
· DCED: Community Development Financial Institution Grants: Line-Item Veto of $250,000
· DCED: Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority: Line-Item Veto of $300,000
· DCNR: Heritage and Other Parks: Line-Item Veto of $500,000
· DEP: Environmental Program Management: Line-Item Veto of $150,000
· DEP: Sewage Facilities Planning Grants: Line-Item Veto of $700,000
· DGS: Rental, Relocation and Municipal Charges: Line-Item Veto of $5 million
o The General Assembly added funding to DGS’ budget for parking costs and then gave itself the authority to move that funding to its budget. Given the level of legislative reserves that remain, the Governor chose to eliminate this funding.
· Labor and Industry: General Government Operations: Line-Item Veto of $250,000
· DMVA: Civil Air Patrol: Line-Item Veto of $100,000, which DMVA states is not necessary