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BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS APPROVED BY FINANCE

Nov. 17, 2003 – Following are comparisons of the General Fund appropriations contained in the majority's fiscal year 2004 budget bill as passed by the Finance Committee (given first) on Monday, along with the amounts proposed by the governor in his budget submitted on Aug. 29 (given second) and requested by department and agency heads in the six weeks of hearings conducted before the Finance Committee in July and August (given third).
Note, however: The figures approved on Monday in some instances are not the actual totals to be appropriated, as additional appropriations are contained in the Omnibus Bill that was being taken up by the Finance Committee Tuesday night.
Figures in excess of $1 million are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand.
V.I. Election System — $1.1 million — $808,725 — $1.2 million
St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections — $42,419 — $42,940 — (not cited)
St. Croix Board of Elections — $47,817 — $49,000 — (not cited)
Board of Education — $1.1 million — $1.2 million — $1 million
Office of the Governor — $5.7 million — $6.6 million — $7.7 million
Office of Management and Budget — $1.3 million — $1.2 million — $1.4 million
Personnel Division — $1.2 million — $2.8 million — $2.7 million
Fire Service — $12.1 million — $11.9 million — $13 million
Office of Adjutant General — $1.4 million — $1.5 million — $1.8 million
Office of Veterans Affairs — $248,856 — $267,868 — $302,823
Office of the Lieutenant Governor — $4.7 million — $5.1 million — $9 million
Justice Department — $25.8 million — $25.4 million — $27.1 million
Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department — $2.3 million — $2.3 million — $2.7 million
Internal Revenue Bureau — $8.3 million — $8.5 million — $9.1 million
Office of the Inspector General — $1.1 million — $1.1 million — $1.3 million
Finance Department — $6.6 million — $6,933,966 — $7,655,517
Property and Procurement Department — $4.2 million — $4.2 million — $4.6 million
Health Department — $25.6 million — $24,954,232 — $33,976,528
Education Department — $144.8 million — $138,500,794 — $145,793,629
Hospitals and Health Corp. — $38.8 million — $40 million — $41.3 million [by hospital, the breakdowns are: Juan F. Luis Hospital — $17.9 million — $18.7 million — $19.1 million; and Roy L. Schneider Hospital/Myra Keating Smith Community Health Center — $20.9 million — $20.9 million — $22.3 million]
Human Services Department — $32.5 million — $34.6 million — $35.4 million
Planning and Natural Resources Department — $5.9 million — $5.1 million — $6.2 million
Police Department — $35.6 million — $36.3 million — $38.8 million
Public Works Department — $25.1 million — $26.4 million — $27.2 million
Housing, Parks and Recreation Department — $7.5 million — $5.1 million — $6 million
Agriculture Department — $2.9 million — $2.6 million — $2.9 million
Tourism Department — $4.1 million — $3.1 million — $3.5 million
Labor Department — $2.6 million — $2.8 million– $3 million
Miscellaneous — $96 million — $93.8 million — (not cited)
Total General Fund appropriations — $496,019,643 — $557,681,917 — $676,450,370.

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