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Politics of Public Budgeting Getting and Spending, Borrowing and Balancing

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ISBN-10: 1604264616

ISBN-13: 9781604264616

Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Irene S. Rubin

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List price: $58.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Tables, Figures, and Minicases
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Politics of Public Budgets
What Is Budgeting?
Minicase: The Time Dimension of Budgeting-Pensions in San Diego
Governmental Budgeting
Minicase: City Manager Replies to Scathing Budget Critique
Minicase: Doctoring Audit Reports
Minicase: Unfunded Mandates-No Child Left Behind
Minicase: Highly Constrained Budgeting-Colorado's TABOR Amendment
The Meaning of Politics in Public Budgeting
Budgetary Decision Making
Microbudgeting and Macrobudgeting
Summary and Conclusions
Revenue Politics
Raising Taxes
Minicase: Alabama Governor's $1.2 Billion Tax Increase Defeated
Minicase: A Successful Municipal Tax Increase in Dayton, Ohio
Minicase: Tax Increment Financing
Minicase: Tax Breaks and Equity
Minicase: Rescuing the Middle Class from the Alternative Minimum Tax
Minicase: California and the Persistence of Tax Breaks
Minicase: Dell Computers and Tax Breaks
The Politics of Reform
Summary and Conclusions
The Politics of Process
Minicase: California's Late Budgets and Dysfunctional Budget Rules
Budget Process and the Characteristics of Public Budgeting
Macro and Micro Politics
Designing Process to Achieve Policy and Political Goals
Minicase: Republican Macro-Level Reform Proposals
Minicase: Micro Politics-Bending the Rules to Win Individual Decisions
Minicase: How the Governor's Veto is Used
Variation between and among Federal, State, and Local Governments
Minicase: San Diego-Fiscal Problems, Strong Mayor, and Veto Powers
Summary and Conclusions
The Dynamics of Changing Budget Processes
Overview
Minicase: New York State and Pressure to Change the Formal Rules
Minicase: The Executive and the Legislature in Florida's Budgeting
Major Changes in the Federal Budget Process
Minicase: Ad Hoc Scoring Rules
Changes in Budget Process at the State Level
Minicase: Maryland's Legislative Budget Power
Minicase: South Carolina-An Example of a Legislatively Dominated Budget Process
Minicase: Nevada-Legislative Access to Agency Budget Requests
Changes in Budget Process at the Local Level
Minicase: Florida and Unfunded Mandates
Summary and Conclusions
Expenditures: The Politics of Choice
Strategies of Agency Heads or Program Directors
Minicase: Linking State Department Funding to a Goal of Unlimited Value
Minicase: GPRA and PART-Linking Effectiveness to Budget Allocation
Minicase: The Department of Housing and Urban Development and Boutique Programs
Top-Down Strategies
Minicase: Earmark Corruption and Reform
Minicase: Calculating the Base in St. Paul, 2005
Minicase: Taking the Aviation Trust Fund Off-Budget
The Environment Can Affect Spending Priorities
Analysis: Accountability and Acceptability
Summary and Conclusions
The Politics of Balancing the Budget
Balance as a Constraint
Minicase: Balance in the Federal Highway Trust Fund
Multiple Actors, Ideologies, and Deficits
Minicase: California and the Politics of Acceptability
The Environment, Unpredictability, and Deficits
Minicase: Wisconsin Confronts Deficits
Increasing Stress between Payer and Decider
The Politics of Deficits: The Federal Level
Deficits in the States
Minicase: California and the Governor's Power to Rebalance theBudget
Minicase: States Cut Revenues to Local Governments, 2008
The Politics of Balance in Cities
Minicase: The Politics of Deficits-An Urban Example
Summary and Conclusions
Budget Execution: The Politics of Adaptation
Tools for Changing the Budget
Minicase: Reprogramming in the Department of Defense
Minicase: Congress and the President Fight over Reprogramming
Summary and Conclusions
Budget Implementation and Control
The Discretion-Abuse-Control Cycle
Minicase: Abuse and Controls at the Department of Defense
Minicase: Recent Examples of Salary Absorption225
Discretion and Control: The Politics of Finding Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
Minicase: Tension at the CIA
Minicase: Getting Too Close to Administration- IGs at the Department of State and NASA
Minicase: The Massachusetts Inspector General versus the Council and the Mayor
Minicase: The New Orleans Inspector General-Delayed Implementation
Summary and Conclusions
Budgetary Decision Making and Politics
Real-Time Budgeting
A Comparison of the Decision-Making Streams
Common Themes
Reconceptualizing Reform
Avenues for Research
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Name Index
Subject Index