2021 SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING BUDGET
The Senate released its proposed fiscal year 2021 supplemental budget for Washington on April 1st. In the coming weeks, Legislature will agree to a conference or compromise budget, which will be signed by the respective House and Senate leaders and then be sent to the Governor for his signature. The regular legislative session is scheduled to end April 25, 2021.
The Senate’s proposed 2021 supplemental operating budget includes:
- Savings on state funds of approximately $2.7 million in FY-2021 for withholding the general wage increase scheduled for FY-2021 per Governor’s Directive 20-08.
- Funding for operational costs of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program in connection with implementation of ESSB 5272.
Governor Jay Inslee released his proposed fiscal year 2021 supplemental budget for Washington on December 17th. The Legislature will convene for a Regular Session on January 11, 2021, which will run 105 days, to deliberate on state budget proposals and other bills.
The Governor’s proposed 2021 operating budget includes:
- Savings on state funds of approximately $2.7 million in FY2021 for withholding the general wage increase scheduled for FY-2021 per Governor’s Directive 20-08.
In the August 2020 memo regarding supplemental budget instructions, OFM directed agencies to reflect savings related to Governor’s Directive 20-08 in their 2021 supplemental budget requests. While WSU is not required to adopt the measures outlined in the Directive, the State funding reductions reflected in WSU’s supplemental budget are based on the estimated amount of savings attributed to WSU per the State furlough program and cancelled pay raises for Washington management service employees announced in June.