In this continuing series of articles on the various departments of North Carolina state government, Sadler discusses the Budget Bureau. The General Assembly created this department in 1925, and it has the responsibility of supervising all state expenditures. The Governor is the nominal head of the department, but the duties of the department are performed by an assistant director. Frank Dunlap of Wadesboro is the current Assistant Director. He is a former member of the General Assembly and Director of Personnel.