GVAA 704 Public Budgets and Finance

Academic Year

This course examines budget legislation on both the state and federal level from the proposal stage, through legislative negotiations, and into implementation. Topics include both the theory of government budgeting and the practical requirements for budget legislation to enact government policy priorities, generating money, including taxes, fees, penalties and charges among others, and for the use of government bond issuances to fund government activities, especially at the local level.