State Budget

Preparation, deliberation, and execution of the budget is a continual process managed by the Department of Management, as required under Iowa Code Section 8.22. This process regularly involves the Legislative and Executive branches, with occasional counsel from the Judicial branch.  The annual budget process serves as the foundation for the State’s financial planning and control.

The Department also facilitates the work of the Revenue Estimating Conference in determining revenue estimates under Iowa Code Section 8.22A, and is responsible for evaluating the fiscal and policy impacts of program and budget proposals and making this information available to decision makers.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone Assignments
Brett Conner 515-281-5417 I/3 Budget System
Agriculture & Land Stewardship, Department of
Budget Back-up statewide
Environment First Fund
Natural Resources, Department of
State Fair Board
Salary Model back-up
Underground Storage Tanks
Lori Conner 515-242-6165

Federal Funds

Dave Fardal 515-281-3539 Blind, Department for the
College Student Aid Commission
Community Colleges
Education, Department of (includes Iowa PBS and IVRS)
Governor, Office of
Higher Education Funding
Legislative Branch
Management, Department of
Regents, Board of
Michael Guanci 515-281-6577 IPERS
Transportation, Department of
Capital Budgeting & Infrastructure Finance Issues
Collective Bargaining
Pension Benefits
Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund/TRF
Salary Model
State Employee Benefits
Heather Hackbarth 515-281-7811 Cultural Affairs, Department of
Economic Development Authority
Iowa Finance Authority
Public Employment Relations Board
Workforce Development
I/3 Budget System Back-up
Dennis Hart 515-281-8048

Attorney General
Corrections, Department of
Criminal Justice Issues
Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
Judicial Branch & the Courts
Parole Board
Public Defense, Department of
Public Defender and Indigent Defense
Public Safety, Department of

Sandra Hurtado-Peters 515-281-0113 Aging, Department of
Human Services, Department of
Public Health, Department of
Iowa Veterans Affairs
Iowa Veterans Home
Joel Lunde 515-281-7072 Deputy Director
Economics & Demographics Data
Financial Summary Updates/Projections
Revenue Estimating Conference
Revenue & Tax Issues
Debra Scrowther 515-281-7076

Administrative Services, Department of
Auditor of State
Commerce, Department of
Drug Control Policy, Governor's Office of
Executive Council
Human Rights, Department of
Inspections & Appeals, Department of
Iowa Communications Network
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Iowa Ethics & Campaign Finance Disclosure Board
Iowa Grants Project Manager
Iowa Public Information Board
Office of Chief Information Officer
Revenue, Department of
Secretary of State
Treasure of State

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