Mississippi Legislative Budget Office

Budget Process Annual Cycle

June

Agencies begin entering their next fiscal year budget request using LBO's Online Budget Request System (OBRS).

July

Five-year Strategic Plan PDFs and printed copies are due July 15.

August

Agency budget requests must be submitted to LBO using OBRS on or before August 1. When budget requests are approved by the LBO budget analyst, "final" (non-draft) printed copies of MBR forms must be sent to Legislative Budget Office (LBO) and Department of Finance and Administration (DFA).   

September

Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) meets to hear agency budget requests and State revenue estimates.

November

The JLBC meets to consider the Legislative Budget Recommendation (LBR) and to adopt the latest State revenue projections.

December

The JLBC meets to adopt the Legislative Budget Recommendation (LBR).   The Legislative Budget Book is published.

January - March/April

Legislative Session.   Appropriations bills are passed near the end of the Session.

April/May

Post-session LBO bulletin is published.