Budget Budget We are tasked with developing the Governor's recommendations for state spending, certifying the budget that the General Assembly enacts, and executing that budget throughout the year. Our team works with state agencies throughout the year to ensure the goal of a balanced budget and effective stewardship of public resources. Budget 101 Curious about how the state budget works? Learn more about the process here. Open Budget Website Learn how North Carolina spends tax dollars and other revenues to provide services to citizens. Governor's Recommended Budgets Find current and past budget recommendations from the Governor Certified Budgets Read current and prior years' certified budgets State Agency Resources State Budget Manual State agencies' guide to budget management and state fiscal policies & regulations Budget Instructions 2021-23 Budget Memos Budget memos from the NC State Budget Director NC IBIS Centralized, web-based budgeting and performance system.