Texas’s Budgeting Process

Budgeting Process

The video below discusses the steps involved in Texas’s budgeting process.

Key players in the budgeting process in Texas include the:

  • Legislative Budget Board (LBB), which is chaired by the Speaker of the Texas House and Lieutenant Governor and coordinates the budgeting process, analyzes budget requests, and drafts a budget proposal
  • Governor’s Office of Budget, Planning, and Policy (GOBPP), which analyzes budget requests and drafts a budget proposal
  • Texas legislature, which has the power of appropriations and, as such, is responsible for passing the budget
    • The biennial state budget originates in the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Appropriations
  • Comptroller of Public Accounts, who certifies projected revenue for the upcoming biennium
  • Governor, who can suggest budget items, signs the budget passed by the Texas legislature, and can use the power of the line-item veto to strike specific appropriations from the budget passed by the Texas legislature

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