Budget officers from 29 states gathered to discuss state fiscal issues.
Performance budgeting continues to be a big challenge for many states. Implementing an effective method of using information about the performance of state programs to influence how state tax dollars are spent has not proven easy. There seems to be some positive movement to new thinking on performance budgeting – especially based on learning from past performance budgeting projects.
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Brian Sigritz discusses trends in spending and revenue growth and what impact these, and sequestration, have on healthcare, transportation and education.
Earlier today, I was interviewed by statescoop on trends in spending and revenue growth and what impact these, and sequestration, may have on health care, transportation and education.
This National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) report, supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents both the current landscape of state higher education finance and opportunities for improving it—from the perspective of state budget officers.
The report, Improving Postsecondary Education Through the Budget Process: Challenges & Opportunities, discusses:
Today I am testifying before Congress on behalf of the states’ budget officers raising our concerns about the impact of federal uncertainty. Years of short-term federal budgeting through continuing resolutions (CRs) and crises like the fiscal cliff cost money and make it difficult for programs to reach their goals’ full potential. You can read my full testimony here.
Facts You Should Know: State and Municipal Bankruptcy, Municipal Bonds, and State and Local Pensions was produced by the following organizations in early 2013: