Each odd-numbered year the Governor proposes and the Legislature ratifies the Biennial Budget for the State of Minnesota. This budget is for a two-year period. In even-numbered years the Governor generally proposes Supplemental Budget revisions to the Biennial Budget which are then acted upon by the Legislature.
Agencies prepare their expenditure and revenue budget proposals, narrative information and change items (budget initiatives) as part of the Biennial Budget development process. Narratives are written to provide basic information about the purpose of an agency (or activity within an agency), services provided and the results of its operations. A change item represents a proposed change in operations that may result in an increase or decrease in funding.
FMR provides instructions and guidance on the biennial budget development process to Admin divisions and small agencies, boards, councils and commissions receiving financial support services from Admin.
The Biennial Budget is created based on instructions provided by Minnesota Management and Budget: http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/govbudget/bud-instructions
In addition, the Department of Administration policy pertinent to biennial budget preparation is provided below.