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Preliminary Look at FY2019 Budget

State lawmakers approved the state budget for Fiscal Year 2019 this week. The budget, which kicks-in on July 1st, provides $28.3 billion in total funding for critical community services, including education, health & mental health, child welfare, transportation and public safety.

The state general revenue budget that lawmakers approved for the new budget year is $9.4 billion, nearly the same as what was approved for the current, Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

  • Most areas budget were “flat-funded” compared to the current funding levels.
  • Major exceptions include education and transportation. However, the increased funding available for education is not expected to be available in future years.
For more details, see MBP’s preliminary review of the budget passed this week. Click here for more details
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