This book provides descriptions, instructions, and exercises to help readers master government budgeting as it is actually practiced. University courses and training programs serving present and future state and local officials and staff will learn how to do public budgeting in this relevant, practical, and useful workbook. Each chapter presents techniques followed by step-by-step instructions complete with examples to help students learn the material. Self-test exercises conclude each chapter.
Susan Riley, MPA, is Budget Supervisor for Volusia County, Florida, and an adjunct faculty member of both Daytona Beach Community College and University of Central Florida. Peter Colby, Ph. D., is Professor and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program, University of Central Florida.
"Easy to read. Well organized. Most important, it's geared to the practitioner — especially those working in smaller-size governmental units or those students who want jobs in the public sector. " — Paul Green, Governors State University
"This book is logical and thorough, and a 'kinder gentler. . . ' approach to the subject. I like the approach and the execution. " — Daniel M. Barber, Professor, Center for Public Policy, California State University-Long Beach