It shall be the duty of the Executive Office of the Governor to:
(1) Make a detailed study, as necessary, of each of the several state agencies, with a view toward ascertaining and determining the needs thereof; whether changes should be made in existing organizations, their activities and methods of operation; what appropriation should be made therefor; whether the operations and activities of different agencies or within the same agencies should be combined, consolidated, or integrated or should be regrouped and rearranged, all to the end of securing greater economy without sacrificing efficiency in the operations of such agencies. In order to accomplish this type of study, the Executive Office of the Governor may request any or all agencies to submit a budget plan with respect to targets established by the Governor. Such a request shall not influence the agencies’ independent judgments in making legislative budget requests, as required by law.
(2) Prepare an analysis of the legislative budget requests submitted by state agencies and the judicial branch covering their respective operational and fixed capital outlay requirements.
(3) Prepare such other data as will reflect the financial condition of the state and its agencies at the close of the prior fiscal year and an estimate of what that condition will be at the close of the current fiscal year.
(4) Prepare a statement of policy to assure that fixed capital outlay appropriations recommended by the Governor will be consistent with recommended operational standards related to programs and utilization.
(5) Provide to the Legislature any information used to justify and evaluate the Governor’s recommended balanced budget.
(6) Consult with the Office of State-Federal Relations in Washington, D.C., under the Executive Office of the Governor, in order to:
(a) Evaluate current levels of federal authorization to determine how the state might obtain a more equitable share of federal funding.
(b) Develop a federal-aid formula database in order to catalog all existing federal formulas and identify funding inequities.
(c) Establish a federal formula modeling capability, to the extent allowable by resources. Such a modeling component should be designed in a manner which assists the state and its federal representatives in assessing periodic legislation before Congress which disseminates financial assistance to state and local governments based on a formula or set of formulas.
(d) Develop and implement a communications network to link the Legislature and the executive branch with Florida’s Congressional Delegation. Such a network should allow for the rapid transmittal of:
1. Data on restructuring formula-based legislation.
2. Information on block grants and the impact of periodic proposals related thereto.
3. Information relating to federal mandate issues.
4. Data pertaining to other matters associated with federally derived funds which have an impact upon the state.
The express intent of the endeavors enumerated in this subsection shall be to secure a more equitable share of available federal revenues.
(7) Perform such other duties as may be required by law or by the Governor.