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This updated edition provides a discussion of budgeting at all levels of government in the US, and brings the reader up to date on the federal budget following the Budget Agreement of 1997. By describing change over time, it shows recent events in the context of institutional constraints, prior agreements, and political jockeying over process and outcomes. Many of the mini-cases and tables have been updated, and references to recent budget literature have been included. The emphasis in this edition is on long-term issues, such as accountability and tradeoffs, that are highlighted by current events, such as the Government Performance and Results Act and the Balanced Budget Agreement.
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