See Past Budgets:
To assure accurate comparisons with the governor's recommendations versus the prior year's appropriation, MDN consistently has used for the prior year figure the actual appropriations approved by the governor (what was passed by the legislature minus any line-item vetoes).
The reason is to assure our tables compare "apples to apples", not "apples to oranges." What the legislature passes always is subject after the governor signs the bill to withholdings, now called "restrictions" by the administration.
In fact, in some years, governors signed bloated budgets when it was obvious there would need to be subsequent withholdings of spending authority.
For major building construction and improvement projects, the capital improvements budgets include figures for the number of years years a project is expected to require.
Thus, a large portion of the capital improvements budget involves funds that are not expected to be spent in the next fiscal year. Instead, for future years, there are "reappropriation" bills to reappropriate the unspent funds for capitol improvement projects. Those reappropriation figures also are not included in the budget tables.
The problem with supplemental appropriations is that they are for the remaining months of the current fiscal year. There are no supplemental appropriations for the full fiscal year upon which the legislature is working.
See the Covid Notes below about the misleading nature of this figure for the 2021 fiscal year because of nearly $1 billion in extra federal funds provided to states as a result of COVID-19 to cover extra government costs and to provide economic stimulus.
At the time the budget cleared the legislature, budget leaders from both parties acknowledged there was no guarantee how much Missouri actually would get and how that money could be spent. So the All Funds figure is signficantly more misleading than it has been in past years.