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Memos to the Governor

Memos to the Governor Author Dall W. Forsythe
ISBN-10 9781589019256
Release 2012-08-30
Pages 136
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This revised and updated edition of Memos to the Governor is a concise and highly readable guidebook that explains in clear, understandable prose the technical, economic, and political dynamics of budget making. Updated with many new examples of budget quandaries from recent years, this book helps current and future public administrators untangle the knotty processes of budget preparation and implementation. Authors Dall W. Forsythe and Donald J. Boyd outline the budgeting process through a series of memos from a budget director to a newly elected governor—a format that helps readers with little or no background understand complicated financial issues. They cover all of the steps of budget preparation, from strategy to execution, explaining technical vocabulary, and discussing key topics including baseline budgeting, revenue forecasting, and gap-closing options. Forsythe and Boyd bring fresh insights into such issues as the importance of a multiyear strategic budget plan, the impact of the business cycle on state budgets, the tactical problems of getting budgets adopted by legislatures, and, of course, the relationship between governor and budget officer. Memos to the Governor is a painless, practical introduction to budget preparation for students of and practitioners in public administration and public-sector financial management.



Public Budgeting in Context

Public Budgeting in Context Author Katherine G. Willoughby
ISBN-10 9781118913109
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 456
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Public budgeting structure, process, legal framework and policy with examples from industrialized and developing countries Public Budgeting in Context examines budgeting at all levels of U.S. government—federal, state, and local—and in a sample of governments around the world. The book assesses the context of public budgeting in these governments, especially the legal foundations for its practice and how the process and final budgets are impacted by governance structures, laws, various budget actors and different branches of government. The author presents focused attention on the influences on government budgets of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, the bureaucracy, the public and the media. In light of worldwide fiscal malaise, especially during and since the Great Recession, this book illustrates the heightened complexity of the budgeting environment that pervades all governments today—industrialized or developing, large or small. For those who like to dive into the details, the book presents numerous examples of public budgeting as practiced and points to the wealth of data available for analyses of the budgetary context and process, budget shares and results regarding virtually any government of interest. Chapters cover the constitutional and statutory provisions for budgeting in selected governments. Budget and policy agenda setting and executive leadership, legislative budget powers and the influence of the judiciary on modern government budgets are exposed. Budget execution requirements of the bureaucracy, the input of customers, clients and citizens to government budgets, and media influences on public budgets and agencies are highlighted. Budget mechanics—budget types, formats, timelines and reforms—are introduced and compared. Taxes and intergovernmental revenues are considered, with predominant tax choices at every level of government in the United States and those in a select, developing country represented. The book introduces an emerging method for investigating the outcomes of government spending—human rights budget analysis—and includes as an example the assessment of budget reform and results of public health spending in one selected government. Highlights of Public Budgeting in Context Offers a comprehensive text for understanding public budgeting in governments of a variety of contexts and capacities and across different levels Written by a noted expert in the field of public budgeting and financial management Contains illustrative examples from industrialized and developing countries Guides to innumerable datasets with information about governments and their budgets Includes a companion website filled with templates for budget and fiscal analysis Unravel the complex issues of modern public budgeting using this unique presentation of its practice in a variety of governments in the U.S. and a select sample from around the world.



Budget Tools

Budget Tools Author Greg G. Chen
ISBN-10 9781483324050
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 384
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The thoroughly updated and expanded Second Edition of Greg G. Chen, Lynne A. Weikart, and Daniel W. Williams’ Budget Tools: Financial Methods in the Public Sector brings together scores of exercises that will take students through the process of public budgeting, from organizing data through analysis and presentation. This thoroughly revised text has been restructured – it now has 30 compact modules to focus on individual skills and enhance flexibility, and is reorganized to cover more straightforward skills early in the book and more complex tools later on. Using budgets from all levels of government as well as from nonprofit organizations, the authors give students the opportunity to work with real budgeting data to cover a range of topics and skills.Budget Tools provides instruction in the techniques and implementation of budgeting skills at a granular level to support a wide range of approaches to teaching the subject.



Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities

Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities Author Douglas Morgan
ISBN-10 9781317507284
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 608
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Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities is designed as the primary textbook for a quarter or semester-long course in public budgeting and finance in an MPA programme. Many currently available texts for this course suffer from a combination of defects that include a focus on federal and state budgeting, a lack of a theoretical governance framework, an omission of important topics, and typically a lack of exercises and datasets for student use. Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities solves all of these problems. The book is exceptionally comprehensive and well written, and represents the efforts of veteran authors with both teaching and real-world experience. Key Features: Special Focus on Local Government Budgeting: focuses exclusively on budgeting at the local levels of American government, which are responsible for spending 40 percent of the taxes collected from citizens. Integration of Theory and Practice: teaching cases and chapters capture the "lessons learned" by professional practitioners who have extensive experience in making local public budgeting work on the ground. Polity Approach to Local Budgeting: presents an introduction to local budgeting as the central political activity that integrates the resources of the community into a unified whole. Budgeting is presented as governance work, rather than as a unique set of skills possessed by analysts and financial specialists. Legal, Historical, Economic and Moral Foundations of Local Government Budgeting: provides readers with an understanding of how the structures and processes of local budgeting systems are firmly tethered to the underlying core values, legal principles and historical development of the larger American federal, state and local political systems. Electronic Datasets and Budgeting Exercises: the text includes access to extensive electronic datasets and practice exercises that provide abundant opportunities for students to "learn through doing." Extensive Glossary and Bibliography: covers terms on the history and practice of local public budgeting.



The Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office Author Philip G. Joyce
ISBN-10 9781589017580
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 264
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Created in 1974, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has become one of the most influential forces in national policymaking. A critical component of our system of checks and balances, the CBO has given Congress the analytical capacity to challenge the president on budget issues while it protects the public interest, providing honest numbers about Congress's own budget proposals. The book discusses the CBO’s role in larger budget policy and the more narrow "scoring" of individual legislation, such as its role in the 2009–2010 Obama health care reform. It also describes how the first director, Alice Rivlin, and seven successors managed to create and sustain a nonpartisan, highly credible agency in the middle of one of the most partisan institutions imaginable. The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policy draws on interviews with high-level participants in the budget debates of the last 35 years to tell the story of the CBO. A combination of political history, economic history, and organizational development, The Congressional Budget Office offers an important, first book-length history of this influential agency.



Social Equity and Public Administration Origins Developments and Applications

Social Equity and Public Administration  Origins  Developments  and Applications Author H George Frederickson
ISBN-10 9781317459767
Release 2015-02-12
Pages 192
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This book is designed to be the definitive statement on social equity theory and practice in public administration. Social equity is often referred to as the "third pillar" in PA, after efficiency and economy. It concerns itself with the fairness of the organization, its management, and its delivery of public services. H. George Frederickson is widely recognized as the originator of the concept and the person most associated with its development and application. The book's introduction and chapters 1-4 offer general descriptions of social equity in terms of its arguments and claims in changing political, economic, and social circumstances, and trace the development of the concept over the past forty years. Chapters 5-9 provide applications of social equity theory to particular policy arenas such as education, or to specific public administration issues such as the range of administrative discretion, the legal context, the research challenges, and social equity in the context of time and generations. Chapters 10 and 11 describe the current state of social equity and look towards the future.



The Human Side of Budgeting

The Human Side of Budgeting Author Scott Douglas Lazenby
ISBN-10 1490316094
Release 2013-05-30
Pages 176
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Most current books on government budgeting focus on thepolicy process for making budget decisions. They also focus almost exclusivelyon the federal budget. The Human Side of Budgeting instead approaches thebudget from a local government management point of view, and makes the casethat traditional budget systems work against almost everything we know aboutgood management (i.e., that most of our employees are not, in fact, lazy andstupid). The Human Side of Budgeting was written both for pre-careerstudents of public management as well as more senior managers who wonder whytheir budgeting systems produce such pathological behavior in their staff andgoverning bodies. "It might sound like an oxymoron to refer to a book aboutbudgeting as engaging, but this one is. The Human Side of Budgeting iswell written and provocative throughout. Lazenby's argument is audaciousenough to cause the optimistic reader to stay with it because it offers analternative to a system that is a continuing source of frustration and for thedoubter to remain engaged because it looks as if there just has to be a catchsomewhere ." Phillip Cooper, author of By Order of the President & Professor, Portland State University Hatfield School of Government "This book makes an important contribution to a criticalpiece of the puzzle for those wanting to move from expenditure-based budgetingto revenue-based budgeting." Douglas Morgan, co-author of Local PublicBudgeting "In creating The Human Side Of Budgeting Scott Lazenby hasprovided us with a book that fits perfectly between tomes on the politics ofpublic budgeting and the texts and handbooks on the mechanics of publicbudgeting. The fact that no one has filled this niche before is as astoundingas it is disheartening." Jim Hough, City Manager Emeritus, Banks, Oregon "I really, really like this!" Phil Keisling, Director,Center for Public Service, Portland State University & former OregonSecretary of State



The Power of American Governors

The Power of American Governors Author Thad Kousser
ISBN-10 9781107022249
Release 2012-09-17
Pages 284
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"To assess whether American governors can effectively govern, the authors draw on strategic models, interviews with governors, and new datasets to show that that governors can be powerful actors in the lawmaking process, but that what they're bargaining over - the budget or policy bills - shapes both how they play the game and how often they win"--



Public Budgeting in America

Public Budgeting in America Author Robert W. Smith
ISBN-10 IND:30000094602251
Release 2003
Pages 418
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The most comprehensive and accurate treatment of the public budgeting process on the market, this book offers a thorough treatment of the entire subject, with an emphasis on state budgets. Public Budgeting in America, 5/E is user-friendly, with a no-nonsense approach that offers readers a solid theoretical treatment of key constructs that underlie public budgeting in America. It includes case scenarios, practical examples, and instructional exhibits of working budget documents and analysis, as well as supporting data to demonstrate key concepts. Topics include: budget formats and preparation; modern budgeting; budget behavior; applied analysis; processing; operating budgets and accounting; capital budgeting and debt administration; revenue systems; and internal service functions. For individuals employed in the fields of public budgeting, financial management, and public finance.



Public Budgeting Systems

Public Budgeting Systems Author Robert D. Lee Jr.
ISBN-10 9781449627904
Release 2012-07-30
Pages 656
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Now in its Ninth Edition, Public Budgeting Systems is a complete and balanced reference that surveys the current state of budgeting throughout all levels of the United States government. The text emphasizes methods by which financial decisions are reached within a system as well as ways in which different types of information are used in budgetary decision-making. It also stresses the use of program information, since, for decades, budget reforms have sought to introduce greater program considerations into financial decisions. The Ninth Edition has been updated to give particular attention to several recent developments in public budgeting and finance including: • Steps that have been taken by governments to battle the effects of the “Great Recession” and to enhance economic recovery. In the US, this includes the actions of the Federal Reserve as well as legislative efforts, such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. • Significant increase in use of fiscal policy tools to stimulate economic recovery, in contrast to most recent previous 20 year period. • The federal government’s direct role in the operations of the private sector will be explored. The government has become a major stockholder and therefore has a financial stake in seeing that corporations succeed. • Unprecedented federal deficits, as well as extreme budgetary challenges at the state and local level, including a discussion of causes and possible solutions. • Other changes during the Obama presidency, including the passage of comprehensive health care reform and changes in the management agenda. • Continued developments in financial and debt management, including additional GASB requirements and the effects of the recent economic contraction on the borrowing prospects for state and local governments. • Additional recognition of the effects of the global economy, resulting in an increase in the pages devoted to discussing international examples.



The Federal Budget

The Federal Budget Author Allen Schick
ISBN-10 9780815777328
Release 2008-05-31
Pages 345
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The federal budget impacts American policies both at home and abroad, and recent concern over the exploding budgetary deficit has experts calling our nation's policies "unsustainable" and "system-dooming." As the deficit continues to grow, will America be fully able to fund its priorities, such as an effective military and looking after its aging population? In this third edition of his classic book The Federal Budget, Allen Schick examines how surpluses projected during the final years of the Clinton presidency turned into oversized deficits under George W. Bush. In his detailed analysis of the politics and practices surrounding the federal budget, Schick addresses issues such as the collapse of the congressional budgetary process and the threat posed by the termination of discretionary spending caps. This edition updates and expands his assessment of the long-term budgetary outlook, and it concludes with a look at how the nation's deficit will affect America now and in the future. "A clear explanation of the federal budget... [Allen Schick] has captured the politics of federal budgeting from the original lofty goals to the stark realities of today."—Pete V. Domenici, U.S. Senate



Federal Taxation in America

Federal Taxation in America Author W. Elliot Brownlee
ISBN-10 9781316760475
Release 2016-07-18
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This authoritative and readable survey is a comprehensive historical overview of federal taxation and fiscal policy in the United States, extending from the era of the American Revolution to the present day. Brownlee relates the principal stages of federal taxation to the crises that led to their adoption, including but not limited to: the formation of the republic, the Civil War, World War I and II, and the challenges to government that took hold during the 1980s. In this third edition, Brownlee adds four new chapters covering the colonial era, the American Revolution, the Civil War, the 1920s, and the post-1945 era including the tax policies of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. It features expanded discussion of government expenditures, deficits and debt, public resources, counter-cyclical fiscal policy, and state and local taxation. Its interdisciplinary interpretation makes it perfect for scholars, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students.



NGO Management

NGO Management Author Alan Fowler
ISBN-10 1849711194
Release 2010
Pages 436
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This title brings together key writings on how NGOs can position and organise themselves most effectively.



Performance Budgeting in OECD Countries

Performance Budgeting in OECD Countries Author OECD
ISBN-10 9789264034051
Release 2007-09-04
Pages 222
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Reviews the experiences of eight OECD countries which have developed and used performance information in the budget process over the past ten years.



Understanding Government Budgets

Understanding Government Budgets Author R. Mark Musell
ISBN-10 9781135855567
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 120
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Budgets in the United States follow rules of presentation and use terms that make sense to few outside the world of government finance. Moreover, practices vary widely among the thousands of governments in the country, between federal, state, and local levels. Understanding Government Budgets offers detailed explanations of each of the different types of information found in budgets, featuring annotated examples from both state and local budgets, as well as the budget of the federal government. It stresses that the choices made about format and organization influence the story a budget tells about government. The goal of the book is to make the format of budgets and the information they contain accessible and understandable, helping users make better sense of government and its performance. Perfect for undergraduate or graduate level courses in budgeting and public administration, Understanding Government Budgets also makes a useful guide to budgets for the average citizen with an interest in how government operates or journalists writing about it.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043210
Release 2003
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.



Governor s Budget

Governor s Budget Author California. Governor
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822022453401
Release 1983
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Governor s Budget has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Governor s Budget also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Governor s Budget book for free.