Texas State Library Budget Information

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, in response to projected state government budget shortfalls in the current fiscal year and the next biennium, has submitted a revised 2004-2005 Legislative Appropriations Request which reflects an approximate 12.5% decrease in state general revenue funding over the current biennium. In addition, the commission has outlined a savings plan for achieving a 7% reduction in spending during the remainder of this fiscal year.

Information regarding spending reductions in the current fiscal year, FY2003
Information regarding FY2004-2005 reductions - NEW INFORMATION

TexShare Budget Frequently Asked Questions - NEW INFORMATION

Statement by State Librarian Peggy D. Rudd, submitted with FY2004-2005 LAR
Statement by Commission Chairman Sandra J. Pickett, submitted with FY2004-2005 LAR

Current Year Spending Reductions (FY2003)

In late January, the Texas state leadership requested all state agencies and higher education institutions to reduce spending by at least 7% for the remainder of this fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2003. In consultation with the six-member commission that governs the Texas State Library, the agency submitted a plan to achieve a 9.75% savings.

The Texas State Library was able to achieve a greater reduction and still keep major programs intact because of the ability to include lapsed funding from FY2002-2003. Lapsed funding accounted for $1.37 million of the total $1.64 million in reductions.

On Feb. 21, 2003, the agency received further instructions from the Subcommittee on General Government, House Committee on Appropriations. The letter instructed the agency to resubmit a plan for reducing our FY2003 budget by 7%, excluding "Lapsed Funds."

The targeted amount of our 7% reduction is $1,184,452. The agency's original reduction plan included $274, 979 in savings achieved through restricting hiring of staff, eliminating out-of-state travel, reducing in-state travel, etc. Since lapsed funds cannot be included in the agency's reduction, State Library staff needed to identify an additional $909,473 in FY2003 cuts. Staff worked diligently to concentrate reductions in areas that would have the least impact on customer services.

To achieve the 7% reductions, the agency will take the following actions:

1. Eliminate out-of-state travel $9,830
2. Reduce in-state travel $11,830
3. Restrict hiring of staff $224,819
4. Reduce temporary services contracts $6,000
5. Limit merit raises for employees $30,000
6. Limit capital purchases $3,000
7. Reduce planned grants $711,329*
8. Reduce scope of contracts $151,545
9. Limit operating expenses $36,255

TOTAL REDUCTIONS $1,184,608

* This amount is derived from the following: The Texas Library Systems were to receive an additional $261,329 from a Toys R Us settlement. The agency plans to replace General Revenue from the Systems with this amount. Therefore, the Systems will not lose funding; however, they will not receive the additional funding amount that was expected. In addition, the agency will reduce the scope of a grant program to help libraries fully participate in the Library of Texas Resource Discovery Service. Out of a total of $500,000 set aside for this program, only $50,000 remains.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission remains committed to delivering the highest quality customer service despite these reductions in operations and grants.

For additional information about the request for current year reductions, please visit the Office of the Governor's Web site.

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Reduced FY2004-2005 Legislative Appropriations Request

Please note: Building block descriptions and potential service impact of reductions were added to the tables below on 03/11/03.
In addition to current year reductions, state agencies and higher education institutions were asked to prepare reduced budget requests for the FY2004-2005 biennium. For the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the targeted general revenue reduction equals more than $1.7 million each year of the biennium, or over 12.5%. Since the agency did not have the benefit of using previously lapsed funds, unfortunately the cut will be felt more deeply across all of the agency's programs, including grants to libraries.

Below is a summary of the budget cuts by building block, which is the budget structure agencies were instructed to use. For more detailed information, click on the building block name. State leadership asked the agency to prioritize each building block. The items are listed in priority order.

The Texas State Library also submitted one Exceptional Item Request for the TexShare Databases. The agency requested $4.6 million each year of the biennium to help restore funding for this crucial program.

Questions and comments regarding the Texas State Library and Archives Commission's FY2004-2005 Legislative Appropriations Request should be sent to commission@tsl.texas.gov

 

State Library - Revised Budget Request - FY 2004-2005
revised 02-10-03

SUMMARY VIEW

  LAR Request LAR Request Increase / (Reduction) Increase / (Reduction) Revised Request Revised Request  
Strategy Division Project / Building Blocks FY04 FY05 FY04 FY05 FY04 FY05 Avg percent cut Priority Rank
1.1.1 LRS TexShare $11,211,769 $3,842,882 ($7,762,399) ($443,512) $3,449,370 $3,399,370 -54.5% 1
1.1.2 LD Loan Star Libraries Grants $2,960,000 $2,960,000 ($250,000) ($250,000) $2,710,000 $2,710,000 -8.4% 2
1.1.2 LD Texas Library Systems $8,506,959 $8,506,959 ($597,539) ($546,796) $7,909,420 $7,960,163 -6.7% 3
1.2.1 TBP Talking Book Program $1,795,431 $1,816,030 ($102,931) ($102,930) $1,692,500 $1,713,100 -5.7% 4
2.1.1 ARIS Archives & Info Services $1,506,211 $1,506,211 ($60,000) ($60,000) $1,446,211 $1,446,211 -4.0% 5
1.1.1 LRS Other Library Resource Sharing Programs $2,875,647 $2,955,147 ($89,172) ($90,172) $2,786,475 $2,864,975 -3.1% 6
1.1.2 LD Grant Programs & Technical Assistance $2,278,513 $2,248,513 ($722,693) ($563,814) $1,555,820 $1,684,699 -28.4% 7
3.1.3 SLRM State & Local Records $2,392,890 $2,314,105 ($131,484) ($131,227) $2,261,406 $2,182,878 -5.6% 8
Indirect Admin / IRT Indirect Administration $2,017,825 $2,019,826 ($59,490) ($59,491) $1,958,335 $1,960,335 -2.9% 9
  BASE BUDGET TOTALS: $35,545,245 $28,169,673 ($9,775,708) ($2,247,942) $25,769,537 $25,921,731 -18.9%  
 
  The following is an Exceptional Item Request, over the Base Budget amount. Funding of this amount will enable the total TexShare database budget to be $7.5 million each year of the '04-'05 biennium.
1.1.1 LRS TexShare Databases $0 $0 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000   10
 
  This rider would appropriate the license plate revenue for Library Reading Program Grants.
Rider 7 LD Texas Reads / New Millenium License Plate $0 $0 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500   11

DETAILED VIEW

  LAR Request LAR Request Increase / (Reduction)

Increase / (Reduction)

Revised Request Revised Request  
Strategy Division Project / Building Blocks FY04 FY05 FY04 FY05 FY04 FY05 Priority Rank
1.1.1 LRS TexShare $11,211,769 $3,842,882 ($7,762,399) ($443,512) $3,449,370 $3,399,370 1
MOF General Revenue $557,882 $557,882 ($57,882) ($57,882) $500,000 $500,000  

What programs are included in this building block?

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How will the reductions affect the programs in this building block?

TexShare Budget FAQ

 

 

General Revenue-Dedicated $3,000,000 $3,000,000 ($1,550,000) ($1,550,000) $1,450,000 $1,450,000  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA) $285,000 $285,000 $714,370 $664,370 $999,370 $949,370  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue     $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000  
Interagency Revenue     $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000  
TIFB Grant $7,368,887 $0 ($7,368,887) $0 $0 $0  
TOTALS $11,211,769 $3,842,882 ($7,762,399) ($443,512) $3,449,370 $3,399,370  
 
1.1.2 LD Loan Star Libraries Grants $2,960,000 $2,960,000 ($250,000) ($250,000) $2,710,000 $2,710,000 2
MOF General Revenue $2,960,000 $2,960,000 ($250,000) ($250,000) $2,710,000 $2,710,000  

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General Revenue-Dedicated         $0 $0  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA)         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue         $0 $0  
Interagency Revenue         $0 $0  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $2,960,000 $2,960,000 ($250,000) ($250,000) $2,710,000 $2,710,000  
 
1.1.2 LD Texas Library Systems $8,506,959 $8,506,959 ($597,539) ($546,796) $7,909,420 $7,960,163 3
MOF General Revenue $3,314,959 $3,314,959 ($983,169) ($982,426) $2,331,790 $2,332,533  

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General Revenue-Dedicated         $0 $0  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA) $5,188,000 $5,188,000 $385,630 $435,630 $5,573,630 $5,623,630  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue $4,000 $4,000 $0 $0 $4,000 $4,000  
Interagency Revenue         $0 $0  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $8,506,959 $8,506,959 ($597,539) ($546,796) $7,909,420 $7,960,163  
  In the above budget, System Grants are expected to be $7,500,000 in '04 and $7,550,000 in '05.
 
1.2.1 TBP Talking Book Program $1,795,431 $1,816,030 ($102,931) ($102,930) $1,692,500 $1,713,100 4
MOF General Revenue $1,770,431 $1,791,030 ($100,431) ($100,430) $1,670,000 $1,690,600  

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General Revenue-Dedicated         $0 $0  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA) $5,000 $5,000 ($2,500) ($2,500) $2,500 $2,500  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue $20,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $20,000 $20,000  
Interagency Revenue         $0 $0  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $1,795,431 $1,816,030 ($102,931) ($102,930) $1,692,500 $1,713,100  
 
2.1.1 ARIS Archives & Info Services $1,506,211 $1,506,211 ($60,000) ($60,000) $1,446,211 $1,446,211 5
MOF General Revenue $1,439,311 $1,439,311 ($57,500) ($57,500) $1,381,811 $1,381,811  

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General Revenue-Dedicated         $0 $0  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA) $5,000 $5,000 ($2,500) ($2,500) $2,500 $2,500  
Federal Funds (THRAB) $5,000 $5,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $5,000  
Appropriated Revenue $55,100 $55,100 $0 $0 $55,100 $55,100  
Interagency Revenue $1,800 $1,800 $0 $0 $1,800 $1,800  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $1,506,211 $1,506,211 ($60,000) ($60,000) $1,446,211 $1,446,211  
 
1.1.1 LRS Other Library Resource Sharing Programs $2,875,647 $2,955,147 ($89,172) ($90,172) $2,786,475 $2,864,975 6
MOF General Revenue $227,647 $227,647 ($19,172) ($20,172) $208,475 $207,475  

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General Revenue-Dedicated $0 $0     $0 $0  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA) $2,648,000 $2,727,500 ($70,000) ($70,000) $2,578,000 $2,657,500  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue         $0 $0  
Interagency Revenue         $0 $0  
TIFB Grant $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0  
TOTALS $2,875,647 $2,955,147 ($89,172) ($90,172) $2,786,475 $2,864,975  
 
1.1.2 LD Grant Programs & Technical Assistance $2,278,513 $2,248,513 ($722,693) ($563,814) $1,555,820 $1,684,699 7
MOF General Revenue $604,813 $604,813 ($64,813) ($64,814) $540,000 $539,999  

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General Revenue-Dedicated         $0 $0  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA) $1,673,700 $1,643,700 ($825,000) ($775,000) $848,700 $868,700  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue     $167,120 $276,000 $167,120 $276,000  
Interagency Revenue         $0 $0  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $2,278,513 $2,248,513 ($722,693) ($563,814) $1,555,820 $1,684,699  
 
3.1.3 SLRM State & Local Records $2,392,890 $2,314,105 ($131,484) ($131,227) $2,261,406 $2,182,878 8
MOF General Revenue $904,003 $903,746 ($131,484) ($131,227) $772,519 $772,519  

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How will the reductions affect the programs in this building block?

General Revenue-Dedicated         $0 $0  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA)         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue $72,000 $74,750 $0 $0 $72,000 $74,750  
Interagency Revenue $1,416,887 $1,335,609 $0 $0 $1,416,887 $1,335,609  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $2,392,890 $2,314,105 ($131,484) ($131,227) $2,261,406 $2,182,878  
 
Indirect Admin / IRT Indirect Administration $2,017,825 $2,019,826 ($59,490) ($59,491) $1,958,335 $1,960,335 9
MOF General Revenue $1,890,685 $1,892,686 ($59,490) ($59,491) $1,831,195 $1,833,195  

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General Revenue-Dedicated         $0 $0  
Earned Federal Funds $110,630 $110,630 $0 $0 $110,630 $110,630  
Federal Funds (LSTA)         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue         $0 $0  
Interagency Revenue $16,510 $16,510 $0 $0 $16,510 $16,510  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $2,017,825 $2,019,826 ($59,490) ($59,491) $1,958,335 $1,960,335  
 
  BASE BUDGET TOTALS: $35,545,245 $28,169,673 ($9,775,708) ($2,247,942) $25,769,537 $25,921,731  
MOF General Revenue $13,669,731 $13,692,074 ($1,723,941) ($1,723,942) $11,945,790 $11,968,132  
  General Revenue-Dedicated $3,000,000 $3,000,000 ($1,550,000) ($1,550,000) $1,450,000 $1,450,000  
Earned Federal Funds $110,630 $110,630 $0 $0 $110,630 $110,630  
Federal Funds (LSTA) $9,804,700 $9,854,200 $200,000 $250,000 $10,004,700 $10,104,200  
Federal Funds (THRAB) $5,000 $5,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $5,000  
Appropriated Revenue $151,100 $153,850 $417,120 $526,000 $568,220 $679,850  
Interagency Revenue $1,435,197 $1,353,919 $250,000 $250,000 $1,685,197 $1,603,919  
TIFB Grant $7,368,887 $0 ($7,368,887) $0 $0 $0  
TOTALS $35,545,245 $28,169,673 ($9,775,708) ($2,247,942) $25,769,537 $25,921,731  
 
 
  The following is an Exceptional Item Request, over the Base Budget amount. Funding of this amount will enable the total TexShare database budget to be $7.5 million each year of the '04-'05 biennium.
1.1.1 LRS TexShare Databases $0 $0 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 10
MOF General Revenue         $0 $0  
More information about this Exceptional Item Request General Revenue-Dedicated     $4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA)         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue         $0 $0  
Interagency Revenue         $0 $0  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $0 $0 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000  
 
  This rider would appropriate the license plate revenue for Library Reading Program Grants.
Rider 7 LD Texas Reads / New Millenium License Plate $0 $0 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 11
MOF General Revenue         $0 $0  
  General Revenue-Dedicated     $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500  
Earned Federal Funds         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (LSTA)         $0 $0  
Federal Funds (THRAB)         $0 $0  
Appropriated Revenue         $0 $0  
Interagency Revenue         $0 $0  
TIFB Grant         $0 $0  
TOTALS $0 $0 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500  
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