Visualizing Oklahoma: Line-Item Budget Bills

June 04, 2019

The purpose of line-item agency budgets is to give state agencies expenditure limits on certain programs. In FY2010, 71 state agencies had line-item budgets for certain programs. The state appropriations to those 71 agencies made up 80.3% of total state appropriations that year. Since FY2010, the number of line-item agency budgets fluctuated back and forth. By FY2018, not a single agency operated on a line-item budget. That changed in FY2019. Seven state agencies are now operating on a line-item budget, including the Department of Corrections, the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. In FY2020, 14 state agencies are operating on a line-item budget, and the appropriations for those 14 state agencies make up 61.6% of total state appropriations.

Explore an interactive visualization that looks at the number of state agencies with at least one line item budget bill and their percentage of total state appropriations from FY2010 to FY2020 below:



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