PAD505 PUBLIC BUDGETING WEEK 7 DISCUSSION

Go to the U.S. Census Bureau Website to review State and Local Government Finances located at

http://www.census.gov/govs/estimate/

. Download the two Excel spreadsheets under “State & Local Summary Tables by Level of Government.” Be prepared to discuss.

 

DISCUSSION 1

“Presenting the Budget” Please respond to the following:

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Assume you have been appointed as the new budget analyst for a federal agency. Propose two to three strategies for connecting performance indicators to the budget. Provide examples to support your response.

  

DISCUSSION 2

“Writing Budget Justifications” Please respond to the following:

·         From the e-Activity, provide three justifications for an increase to the four highest discretionary spending accounts.

·         From the e-Activity, provide three justifications for a decrease to the four highest discretionary spending accounts.

 

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