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Agency recommendation summaries

Individual agency Recommendation Summaries reflect the differences between current biennium (2017-19) expenditure authority and the Governor's proposed 2019-21 budget for Average Annual FTEs, Funding from the General Fund-State, Other Funds, and Total Funds.

Formatting conventions in this document include the following:

  • Each agency step table displays a summary line representing the cost of Maintenance Level (i.e., the funding necessary to continue existing budget law in the 2019-21 biennium, as adjusted for rate changes and mandatory caseload or enrollment changes). Proposed changes to this base level of funding are itemized as various types of policy changes (Policy Other Changes, Policy Comp Changes, Policy Central Services Changes) and briefly described.

The statewide adjustments listed below appear in multiple agency budgets.

Bond Retirement And Interest

Education - Other

Governmental Operations

Higher Education

Human Services - DSHS

Human Services - Other


Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Education


Natural Resources And Recreation

Retirement System Contributions

Special Appropriations To The Governor