State Budget Process: Typical Timeline


When Usually Occurs

Governor’s Executive State Budget Proposal Late December-Early January
House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee:
Economic Development and Natural Resources Budget Subcommittee Mid Jan. (Within first 3 weeks of session)
House Ways and Means Subcommittee Chairs First part of February
House Ways and Means Proviso Subcommittee  
First part of February
Full House Ways and Means  Committee Mid February
Full House Debate First part of March

Senate Finance Committee:
Economic Development and Natural Resources Subcommittee Mid March
Full Senate Finance Committee End March-First of April
Full Senate Debate Mid-late April or into May
Conference Committee  Mid May
Governor Vetoes  Late May
Vetoes Considered by House and Senate  June
Final Budget June