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2011-13 Budget By the Numbers




New Budget Numbers Highlight Republican Efforts to Bring Spending Under Control




Amount in tax increases passed by the 2011 Legislature.

$57.82 billion

Oregon’s 2011-13 Total Funds budget.


-7.1 percent

Percentage decrease in Total Funds budget compared to the 2009-11 Total Funds budget. This is the first biennial decline in the total funds budget since the 1981-83 biennium.


$14.62 billion

2011-13 General Fund/Lottery Fund budget.


7.5 percent

Percentage increase in General Fund/Lottery Fund budget compared to 2009-11 General Fund/Lottery Fund budget. Spending is within projected revenue growth.


$28.8 billion

2011-13 Other Funds budget. Other Funds include revenue from licenses and fees, charges for service fines, and other non-GF/LF revenue received by state agencies for specific purposes.


-6.8 percent

Percentage decrease in Other Funds expenditures compared to 2009-11 Other Funds budget.


$460 million

Reserves in 2011-13 budget prior to the September 2011 forecast.  These substantial reserves include a $150 million ending balance, plus an additional $310 million “supplemental ending balance” that was held back from state agencies’ GF/LF budgets.



The number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) positions in the 2011-13 budget.


-2.1 percent

Percentage decrease in FTEs compared to the 2009-11 budget.  The number of state positions has declined for the first time since at least the mid-1990s.



The number of vacant but previously funded positions that were cut from the budget.


-96 percent

Percentage drop in state fee increases authorized by the 2011 Legislature ($12.2M) compared to increases authorized by the 2009 Legislature ($330.9M).


-85.7 percent

Percentage decrease in General Fund debt authorized by the Legislature. The 2009 Legislature authorized $984.5 million in GF debt, and the 2011 Legislature authorized $140.6 million in GF debt.


Source: Legislative Fiscal Office’s Highlights of the 2011-13 Legislatively Adopted Budget