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Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Fiscal Year 2012-2013

"Budgets are not goals in themselves but merely tools for achieving goals, and the goal of this budget is job creation.

The budget I submit to the General Assembly today helps create the jobs-friendly environment Ohio needs. It closes an $8 billion structural imbalance while preserving the $800 million, two-year income tax cut that went into effect on January 1, provides $34 million in job-creating tax incentives, pursues major reforms and reduces spending in significant but carefully-considered ways."

- Governor John R. Kasich, March 15, 2011

Blue Book Executive Budget (As Proposed By Governor Kasich & OBM)

Budget As Enacted

Enacted Appropriations with History

Budget Bills, As Enacted

Executive Budget

Blue Book

Blue Book - Book One, Broken down into individual sections

  • Section A    [1.21 MB] - Reader's Guide
    • Introduction to the Executive Budget
    • Demographic Information
    • State of Ohio Organization Chart
    • Glossary of Key Terms
    • Basis of Budgeting; Budget Calendar
    • The Budget Process; Funds of the State
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Guide to Reading the Budget Tables

  • Section B    - Economic Forecast
    • Economic Overview and Forecast
    • Revenue Estimates and Methodology
    • Actual and Estimated Revenues

  • Section C    - Budget Overview
    • Revenue Summaries
    • Spending Summaries
    • Fund Balance Summaries
    • Capital Improvements & Long-Term Financing
    • State Personnel Summary

  • Section D - Individual Agencies
    • select an individual agency from the drop-up list below:

      [Largest file from drop-down in Section D is 1.06 MB]


On March 15, 2011, Gov. John R. Kasich submitted to the General Assembly The Jobs Budget, his budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal years.

Faced with the largest budget shortfall in the state's history, Gov. Kasich proposed a budget to erase an $8 billion shortfall, prevent its recurrence, avoid tax increases, and preserve the $400 million annual income tax cut that went into effect at the beginning of 2011. Furthermore, the governor proposed significant and overdue reforms to some of the state's most expensive programs: Medicaid, education and prisons, in order to improve both the quality of their services and their value to taxpayers.

View the, Transforming Ohio for Growth Overview (PDF) to read more   

Conference Committee Testimony

OBM Director Timothy S. Keen presented his testimony on the 2012-2013 Operating Budget to the Conference Committee on June 15, 2011.


FY 2012 - FY 2013 Operating Budget Summary

The FY 2012-2013 Charts and Tables Summary   , looks at the numbers for;

  • Total General Revenue Fund Appropriations
  • State General Revenue Funds
  • General Revenue Fund Actual Expenditures and Appropriations
  • All Funds Appropriations
  • All Funds Actual Expenditures and Appropriations
  • Total General Revenue Fund Estimated Revenues
  • State General Revenue Fund Estimated Revenues
  • General Revenue Fund Actual and Estimated Revenues

For State Agencies

FY15 Allotment Guidance Documents

FY 2015 Allotment Guidance for state agencies, for the upcoming fiscal year. Released May 16, 2014.

FY14 GRF Disbursement Guidance

The FY 2014 disbursement guidance was used by Agencies to completing and submitting disbursement estimates to OBM on August 2, 2013

FY 13 Allotment Guidance Documents

The FY 2013 allotment guidance was used by Agencies in completing and submitting their allotment plans to OBM on Friday June 10, 2012.

FY 13 GRF Disbursement Guidance

The FY 2013 disbursement guidance was used by Agencies to completing and submitting disbursement estimates to OBM on June 29, 2012