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A guide to the North Carolina State Budget, including publications available to help citizens understand it.

About This Guide

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This guide on North Carolina budget publications is intended to help citizens access information on current and past budgets. It is important to remember that the State's fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.

In January-February of odd-numbered years (2011, for example), the Governor sends a recommended budget for the forthcoming biennium (i.e., next two years) to the General Assembly. From February until June, the General Assembly discusses and revises the proposed budget. In June, the Governor receives the new budget from the General Assembly and either signs it into law or vetoes it. Note that these dates are only approximate, and often the finished budget is submitted to the Governor after June 30th.

In even-numbered years, (2012, for example) the North Carolina State Budget Recommended Adjustments is issued, based on changes that need to be made in the second year of the biennium.

This guide includes a list of print publications in the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library, and where appropriate, links to a digital version of the publication that can be printed or saved.

Years covered by this guide: 1929-present 


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Government & Heritage Library


Phone: (919) 814-6790


Physical address:
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Mailing address:
4640 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4600