Unencumbered Balance

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Unencumbered Balance

In government accounting, an amount appropriated for a project or department that has not been spent and has not been earmarked for a specific task.
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In the event that both bills are upheld and an agency elects to stay in existence, Fitch will look at the effect on cash flows and unencumbered balances of making the required payments to the state.
Cash reserves are notably strong with unencumbered balances in excess of $200 million, translating to 665 days cash on hand, as well as separate balance of passenger facility charge (PFC) funds equal nearly another $200 million.
Reserve levels slipped marginally in fiscal 2003 as a result of state cuts, but unencumbered balances have remained above state guidelines for the past six fiscal years.
Unencumbered balances in the general fund and capital reserve accounts have averaged more than 9% of spending since 1996.