Public Budgeting Systems

ISBN-10: 0763746681
ISBN-13: 9780763746681
Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: A complete and balanced reference, Public Budgeting Systems, Eighth Edition 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $181.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 757
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

A complete and balanced reference, Public Budgeting Systems, Eighth Edition 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.nbsp;This updated textnbsp;includes more cases studies andnbsp;practical information, figures and charts to make the information more accessible, as well as additional student problems. Using this text, students will gain a first-rate understanding of methods by which financial decisions are reached within a system, and how different types of information are used in budgetary decision-making. nbsp; nbsp;

Rona Johnson was a front-line editor at the Daily Mail for ten years. She is a freelance book editor and sails a classic wooden boat based in Ullapool, Scotland.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Distinctions Regarding Public Budgeting
Responsible Government and Budgeting
Budgets and Budgeting Systems
Information and Decision Making
Summary
The Public Sector in Perspective
Relative Sizes of the Private and Public Sectors
The Magnitude and Growth of Government
Sources of Revenue and Purposes of Government Expenditures
Summary
Budget Cycles
The Budget Cycle
Scrambled Budget Cycles
Summary
Budgeting for Revenues: Income Taxes, Payroll Taxes, and Property Taxes
Principles of Taxation
Income, Payroll, and Property Taxes
Summary
Budgeting for Revenues: Transaction-Based Revenue Sources
Retail Sales and Other Consumption Taxes
User Charges
Lotteries, Casinos, and Other Forms of Gambling
Revenue Estimating
Summary
Budget Preparation: The Expenditure Side
Early Developments
Structuring the Request Process
Systems of Budgeting
Summary
Budget Preparation: The Decision Process
Decisions on Budget Requests
Budget Documents
Summary
Budget Approval: The Role of the Legislature
Constraints on Legislatures
The Legislative Budget Process
Legislative Oversight
Summary
Budget Approval: The U.S. Congress
Evolution of the Federal Budget Process
The Resulting Congressional Timetable
From Deficit to Surplus to Deficit, 1991-2007
Proposed Reforms and Their Prospects
Summary
Budget Execution
Budget Office and Agency Relations
Tax Administration and Debt Collection
Cash Management
Procurement
Risk Management
Summary
Financial Management: Accounting, Reporting, and Auditing
Governmental Accounting
Reporting
Governmental Auditing
Summary
Capital Assets: Planning and Budgeting, Analysis, and Management
Capital Planning and Budgeting
Capital Project Analysis
Asset Management
Summary
Capital Finance and Debt Management
Types of Finance
State and Local Debt Financing
Debt Capacity and Management
Private Equity Financing for Public Capital Assets
Summary
Intergovernmental Relations
Structural and Fiscal Features of the Intergovernmental System
Patterns of Interaction Among Levels of Government
Types of Fiscal Assistance
Restructuring Patterns of Intergovernmental Relations
Summary
Government, the Economy, and Economic Development
Measuring the Size of the Economy
The United States and the World Economy
Objectives of Economic Policy
Anticipating Economic Conditions
Tools Available to Affect the Economy
Equity and Government Economic Policy
Summary
Concluding Remarks
Bibliographic Note
Index

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