The Govenor and the State Legislature allocate resources based on estimated revenue collection levels through the budgeting process.  The following documents summarize Arizona's budget process.

While the budget process has constantly evolved since statehood, there have been a number of changes to Arizona budget process since 1993 which have addressed the following components:

The end of this page includes links to budget process legislation since 1993 along with JLBC Staff summaries of some recent legislation.

Budget Cycle

Strategic Planning and Master List of Programs

Program Budgeting

Strategic Program Area Reviews (SPARs)

      2009 Strategic Program Area Reviews

      2007 Strategic Program Area Reviews

      2005 Strategic Program Area Reviews

      2001 Strategic Program Area Reviews

     1999 Strategic Program Area Reviews

Performance Measures

History of Budget Process Legislation

Below is a list of budget process legislation from previous years, along with links to the bill’s reference in ALIS as well as JLBC Staff summaries for selected bills.