Legislative Finance Committee

Progress Report: Juvenile Justice Facilities and Reintegration Centers

Although the Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) has made progress on its management of juvenile justice facilities, per client costs have risen 32 percent since FY16 and exceed the national average.

Consensus Revenue Estimate

Recurring revenues for the budget year that starts July 1 are estimated at $7.2 billion, a decline from the current fiscal year; however, "new money," projected revenue less current year appropriations and the amount potentially available for budget increases, is estimated at $1.1 billion. Revenues for this year are estimated at $7.6 billion, $773 million more than than in FY18.

Quarterly Investment Report, June 2018

The aggregate value of the state's investment holdings for pensions and permanent funds grew by $2.4 bill in FY18 to $50.8 billion, a 4.8 percent increase over the prior year.

Quarterly Capital Outlay Report: June 2018

About $433 million in capital outlay for 1,406 projects was outstanding at the end of June, including $58.5 million earmarked for water projects, projects for the communities with substandard infrastructure known as colonias, and tribal infrastructure. In addition, another nearly $200 million for public schools was outstanding.

2018 Accountability Report: Early Childhood

Data in the annual accountability report on early childhood show mixed results, with the latest data on infant mortality, low birth weight, immunization rate, and prenatal care all declining, but results improving for early childhood programs funding, 4-years-olds in childcare or prekindergarten, and third grade scores on math and reading.