Budget Reference Material

Every time we start up a new group of legislators looking at how to fund a particular project (in this case the K12 Finance Joint Task Force) there are questions about the budget from members not familiar with it. Here are a set of reference links that should be useful for anyone seeking to understand how the overall budget for Washington State works.

K-12 finance information

Senate citizen guide to K-12 finance: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/WM/Documents/K12%20Guide%202012%20FINAL5.pdf
OSPI school funding publication: http://www.k12.wa.us/safs/PUB/ORG/11/2011_Organization_and_Finance.pdf

State budget overviews

Senate citizen guide to the budget: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/WM/Documents/Publications/BudgetGuides/2011/2011CGTBFinal(rev).pdf
OFM budget process overview: http://www.ofm.wa.gov/reports/budgetprocess.pdf
House Operating budget briefing book: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/WAYS/Documents/2011/WAYS_BriefingBook.pdf

Other links

QEC website: http://www.k12.wa.us/QEC/default.aspx
State fiscal data: http://fiscal.wa.gov/
OFM’s recent 4-year budget outlook: http://www.ofm.wa.gov/budget/info/august2012outlook.pdf

 

About Ross

I'm proud to represent Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point in the Washington State House of Representatives. I am chairman of the Appropriations Committee, responsible for crafting biennial budgets. I also serve on the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, the Expenditure Limit Committee and the Pension Funding Council. (One could die from the excitement.)
This entry was posted in Budget, Education. Bookmark the permalink.