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Minnesota Governor's Proposed Biennial Operating Budget

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

The Minnesota state budget operates on a two-year cycle, or biennium, covering two fiscal years. The structure and mechanisms of budgeting for the State of Minnesota are found in Article XI of Minnesota's Constitution. Minnesota Statutes 16A.11 requires that the governor submit a proposed state operating budget, including a budget message, to the Minnesota Legislature in January or February of odd-numbered years.

Following the release of the governor's proposed budget, the process moves to the Legislature. Appropriation bills are introduced in the legislature and make their way through the legislative process. The appropriations bills that are approved by the legislature and signed into law by the governor make up the state’s operating budget. The final operating budget does not appear in a single law but is made up of a number of separate appropriations laws. For more detailed information about Minnesota’s state budget, see the Legislative Library’s guide to the State Budget Process.

Below is a compilation of the proposed operating budget documents of Minnesota governors, beginning with the late 1990s. Included for each biennium are the original proposals for state agencies as well as updates and revisions to those proposals.

[Minnesota FY2012-2013 proposed biennial operating budget documents].

Publisher: Minnesota Management and Budget

Preliminary Budget Information

Accountancy Board
Administration Department
Administrative Hearings Office
Agricultural Utilization Ressearch Institute
Agriculture Department
Amateur Sports Commission
Animal Health Board
Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design Board
Arts Board
Asian-Pacific Minnesotans Council
Attorney General
Barber Examiners Board
Behavioral Health and Therapy Board
Black Minnesotans Council
Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board
Capitol Area Architectural Planning Board
Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Chiropractic Examiners Board
Combative Sports Commission
Commerce Department
Corrections Department
Cosmetologist Examiners Board
Court of Appeals
Dentistry Board
Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Board
Disability Council
Education Department
Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
Employment and Economic Development Department
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Gambling Control Board
Governor's Office
Guardian Ad Litem Board
Health Department
Higher Education Facilities Authority
Housing Finance Agency
Human Rights Department
Human Services Department
Humanities Commission
Indian Affairs Council
Investment Board
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation
Judicial Standards Board
Labor and Industry Department
Legal Professions Boards
Marriage and Family Therapy Board
Mayo Medical School
Mediation Services Bureau
Medical Practice Board
Metropolitan Council
Military Affairs Department
Minnesota Conservation Corps
Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Management and Budget
Minnesota State Academies
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Minnesota State Retirement System
Natural Resources Department
Nursing Home Administrators Board
Nursing Board
Office of Enterprise Technology
Office of Higher Education
Ombudsperson for Families
Ombudsperson for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Optometry Board
Peace Officer Standard and Training Board
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Pharmacy Board
Physical Therapy Board
Podiatry Board
Pollution Control Agency
Private Detective Board
Psychology Board
Public Defense Board
Public Employees Retirement Association
Public Facilities Authority
Public Safety Department
Public Utilities Commission
Racing Commission
Revenue Department
Science and Technology Authority
Science Museum
Secretary of State
Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Social Work Board
State Auditor
Supreme Court
Tax Court
Teachers Retirement Association
Transportation Department
Trial Courts
Uniform Laws Commission
University of Minnesota
Veterans Affairs Department
Veterinary Medicine Board
Water and Soil Resources Board
Workers Compensation Court of Appeals
Zoological Board

Governor's Budget Recommendation

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