Learning Objectives

Students should be familiar with...

  • How the typical state and local budget process works including the various actors and institutions involved.
  • Information on sustainable budgeting practices and revenue sources.
  • Historical budgeting patterns in state and local governments.
  • Intergovernmental sources of revenues for transportation, education, public health, and many more state and local services.
  • Historical state and local expenditure patterns.
  • Various approaches for budget reform, which have been advocated for the state and local government.

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