Prior Biennium Budget (FY2010 - FY2011)
Governor's Executive Budget
The traditional Governor’s Executive Budget provides details categorized organizationally by function, department, division, budget account, category and general ledger amounts. It also provides details on the base budget, maintenance changes and enhancements to the budget. A description of each department and division is provided as well as performance indicators for each budget account. A typical Governor’s Executive Budget can fill three volumes and can run nearly 3,000 pages.
Legislatively Approved Budget
The Governor’s Executive Budget can be updated and changed as part of the legislative review process. Upon approval of the Legislature and signature by the Governor, the final budget, which is referred to as the Legislatively Approved Budget, is implemented. It is the responsibility of the Executive Branch to ensure this budget is adhered to. Any updates to the budget during the biennium must be done through Work Programs that are approved by the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee (IFC). The Legislature maintains a copy of this budget and subsequent changes in its Appropriations Report.
Nevada Open Government
In 2008 the State of Nevada began its Nevada Open Government Initiative and created a website containing information on the Legislatively Approved Budget, Governor’s Executive Budget, Priorities and Performance Based Budget, Revenue and Spending summaries (actuals), and American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Spending. It is a one-stop shop for State of Nevada budgeting and spending information.