Case Studies in Public Budgeting and Financial Management

ISBN-10: 0824708881

ISBN-13: 9780824708887

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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Providing a unique framework for examining recent trends and developments in public budgeting and financial management, this text/reference compiles a wide range of case studies and examples illustrating key principles in budget preparation, execution, organization, and analysis; managerial planning and evaluation; operational accountability and efficacy; debt issuance and management; financial management practices; and risk and debt assessment. Case Studies in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, Second Edition clarifies procedures to establish, adjust, and assess budget forecasts...manage financial activities under budgetary strain...plan a capital improvement program...monitor cash flows and conserve resources...solve cutback and downsizing dilemmas using theoretical models...and issue and manage debt...and discusses the legal, economic, and political elements of the budgeting process...operational processes...ethical concerns in financial management...audit recommendation follow-up...and current procurement policies. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $188.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 3/11/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 836
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Foreword
About the New Edition
Contributors
Introduction
Public Budgeting
Political Economy of Budgeting
The Political Economy of City Life Cycles: A Comparative Analysis of Services, Expenditures, and Revenues
Equity and Budgetary Analysis: Determining Fair Shares of Local-Option Sales Tax Revenue
Waste Not, Want Not: School Finance Reform and Educational Equity in New Jersey
Confidence, Competence, and Clientele: Norm Maintenance in Budget Preparation
The Political Economy of Outsourcing
Budget Management Practices
Issues in Budget Execution
Do Program Budgets and Performance Indicators Influence Budget Allocations? An Assessment of Mississippi Budgeting
Performance Budgeting in Florida: To Muddle or Not to Muddle, That is the Question
Implementing and Managing Zero-Base Budgeting
Target-Based Budgeting in Lincoln County
Strategic Planning and Budgeting in the "New Texas": Putting Service Efforts and Accomplishments to Work
Transition to Outcome-Based Budgeting: The Case of Missouri's Department of Revenue and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Forecasting the General Fund Budget of a Local Government: The City of Pleasantville
Revenue Forecasting
Parties, Professionalism, and Changing Budget Battles in New York (1950-1997)
Capital Budgeting Practices in Local Governments: A Comparative Study of Two States
Procedures for Programming and Financing Capital Improvements
Can the Riverside Community Afford a Massive Debt-Financed Capital Improvements Program?
Budget Analysis: A Study in the Budgetary Practices of a Small Community
Budgeting for Unincorporated Area Services
Budgeting Under Financial Stress
The Collapse of Federal Fiscal Home Rule in the District of Columbia: An Analysis of Municipal Financial Conditions
City-County Consolidation: The Case of the Illusive Cost Savings
Innovations in Public Budgeting: Applying Organizational Development Processes to Downsizing
Cutback Management in Georgia: State Agency Responses to Fiscal Year 1992 Budget Reductions
The Struggle for Better Budgets: The Curious Case of the Legislative Conference System in New York State
Financial Management
Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting
Cash Basis Financial Reporting for Local Government: A Comparison with GAAP
Changes for Governmental Financial Reporting
Financial Analysis of the City of Mesquite Falls, Texas, Using Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
Governmental Audit Recommendation Follow-up Systems: Implementing Recommendations Effectively
Benchmarking and Cost Accounting: The North Carolina Approach
Financial Management Practices
Comparative Analysis of Key Governmental Financial Indicators
Financial Performance Monitoring and Customer-Oriented Government: A Case Study
Determining the Full Cost of Residential Solid Waste Services
Reengineering Financial Management: Pittsburgh's Unisource 2000 Project
Learning from Experience: Cash Management Practices of a Local Government
The Evolution of a Debt Management Policy and Program: A Case Study of Kentucky
The Orange County Debacle: Where Irresponsible Cash and Debt Management Practices Collide
The Gordian Knot of a Project Revenue Bond Default
Obtaining a Better Bond Rating: A Case Study
Procurement Dilemmas: Social Policies Versus Pure Competition--The Case of Vendor Preferences
Risk Management: A Case Study
The Politics of Pension Investment Returns
Promises and Pitfalls of Contracting for Public Services: The LAWA Case
Enterprise Fund Operation in a West Texas City
Ethical Issues Facing Private, Not-for-Profit Hospitals in the United States: The Case of the Methodist Hospital System
Financial Management Under Budgetary Stress
Financial Management Under Budgetary Stress
The Richmond Unified School District Default: COPs, Bankruptcy, Default, State Intervention, and Epilogue
Property Tax Abatement: A Case Study of San Marcos, Texas
Financing a Recycling Facility Through a Public-Private Partnership
The Chickens Come Home to Roost: The Publicization of Private Infrastructure
Index
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