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State agencies begin releasing budget requests

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One day before the Oct. 14 deadline, state agencies began issuing Legislative Budget Requests [LBR] for the upcoming fiscal year. As LobbyTools explains, budget requests include several “exhibits” and “schedules” — exhibits offer alternative views of an agency’s budget request, such as by issue or category. Schedules provide supporting documentation for exhibits. For instance, “Exhibit D-3A” is the most detailed level and constitutes the main body of the LBR. It includes a narrative justification for funding each issue or program. “Schedule…

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Governor, Florida Cabinet to receive agency budget requests

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It’s that time of year when state agencies start asking what they want lawmakers to pony up. Agencies that report to Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam – will formally turn in their legislative budget requests Tuesday at the September Cabinet meeting. The wish lists for the 2017-18 fiscal year were available Monday on the Cabinet’s website as part of the meeting material. State…

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