Memos to the Governor: An Introduction to State Budgeting

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This revised and updated edition of Memos to the Governor goes behind governmental fiscal gobbledygook to clearly explain the technical, economic, and political dynamics of budget making. Dall Forsythe untangles the knotty processes of budget preparation and implementation, outlining the budgeting process through a series of memos from a budget director to a newly elected governor -- a format that guides the neophyte through the complicated financial processes involved in state governance. Forsythe covers all of ...
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Memos to the Governor, Third Edition: An Introduction to State Budgeting

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This revised and updated edition of Memos to the Governor goes behind governmental fiscal gobbledygook to clearly explain the technical, economic, and political dynamics of budget making. Dall Forsythe untangles the knotty processes of budget preparation and implementation, outlining the budgeting process through a series of memos from a budget director to a newly elected governor -- a format that guides the neophyte through the complicated financial processes involved in state governance. Forsythe covers all of the steps of budget preparation, from strategy to execution, explaining technical vocabulary, and discussing key topics including baseline budgeting, revenue forecasting, and gap-closing options. Memos to the Governor is a painless, practical introduction to budget preparation for students of and practitioners in public administration and public-sector financial management.
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Deals with aspects of state budgeting such as long-term strategic perspectives, persuading legislatures to adopt sound budgets, and the influence of the economic cycle on state budgets, in the form of memos to a hypothetical new governor. Offers an overview of the budget process, examples of good and bad practice, and a practitioner's view of the relationship between governors and their budget directors, plus a glossary. For students, scholars, and practitioners. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Dall W. Forsythe is a senior fellow at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and is a member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. He has served as budget director for the State of New York and chief financial officer of the Atlantic Philanthropies. Donald J. Boyd is a senior fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. He recently served as executive director of the Task Force on the State Budget Crisis, co-chaired by Richard Ravitch and Paul Volcker.

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"I've never read a more insightful, useful, and valuable description of what is perhaps the most important single function in government -- the making of a budget -- than Dall Forsythe's Memos to the Governor." -- From the Foreword by Governor Mario M. Cuomo

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Table of Contents

Memo 1 You and your budget officer 4
Memo 2 Budget strategy 9
Memo 3 Preparing the executive budget - the technical underpinnings 19
Memo 4 Choices in the final phase of budget preparation 34
Memo 5 Budget tactics : laying the groundwork for adoption 46
Memo 6 Going public with the budget 56
Memo 7 The legislative phase of the budget process 65
Memo 8 Budget execution 75
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