Program

Gross Appropriation

Appropriation Breakdown

 

 

 

Management Support

$2,883,900[46]

All from Special Revenue Funds

Services: Liquor Control

Commission

Program Description:

Management Support Services for the Liquor Control Commission provides, essentially, accounting and bookkeeping services for the division's two major programs: (1) the Liquor Licensing and Enforcement program, and (2) the Liquor Merchandising and Warehousing program.

Recommended Action:

With the elimination of the Liquor Merchandising and Warehousing comes the ability to radically downsize the Management Support Services program. Currently, 57 percent of the entire Liquor Control Commission budget is directed to the Liquor Merchandising and Warehouse program, which is essentially self-financing. Therefore, one can surmise that at least 57 percent of all accounting services conducted by Management Support Services go toward the Liquor Merchandising and Warehousing program. These services could be immediately terminated with the elimination of the aforementioned program, and as a result, Management Support Services could be downsized by 57 percent, producing a savings of $1,647,823.

Program

Gross Appropriation

Appropriation Breakdown

 

 

 

Management

$28,020,000[47]

$1,544,200 from Interdepartmental

Services

Grants;

$891,000 from GF/GP;

$25,584,800 from Special Revenue Funds

Program Description:

Management Services entails a variety of programs, all conducted to aid and support the running of the Department of Commerce. For example, Technology Support, Personnel Services, and Financial Management programs for the Department are included under the heading Management Services, as is the rent of the offices not currently owned by the state.

Recommended Action:

With the elimination of approximately 50% of the Commerce budget comes the ability to downsize the Management Services division a commensurate amount, producing a savings of approximately $14,010,000.

Program

Gross Appropriation

Appropriation Breakdown

 

 

 

Executive Direction

$7,820,500[48]

$595,500 from Interdepartmental

Grants;

$588,600 from GF/GP;

$6,636,400 from Special Revenue Funds

Program Description:

Like Management Services, Executive Direction entails a wide variety of programs that deal with the functioning of the department. For example, within the Executive Direction division are the following line items: Policy Development; Executive Director Programs; and Regulatory Efficiency Improvements/Backlog Reduction Initiative. The aforementioned programs set policy for the Department, and determine the Department's goals and procedures for the following year.

Recommended Action:

With the elimination of approximately 50% of the Commerce budget comes the ability to downsize the Executive Direction division by a commensurate amount, thus producing a savings of approximately $3,910,250.