Posts Tagged: budget

With Multi-Layered Citizen Engagement, Public Input on the Budget Doesn’t Have to be Painful

  Most citizens are completely disconnected from the public budget processes that dictates where their tax dollars are spent or collected. The public budget process is one that evokes images of thousand-page budget printouts, dry dialogue and sparsely attended public meetings, so who can blame citizens for not paying attention? The creation and implementation of… Read more »

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The Obstruction to Investing in the Government Workforce

The focus of attention to malign the government worker due to performance and service issues deflect from the real obstruction that impacts the quality of government service. For nearly two decades, there have been demands from the legislative and executive branches concerning the poor condition of the infrastructure in many government agencies. There have been… Read more »

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The Impact of Government Shutdowns on Innovation

With the upcoming deadline to pass the budget for the 2016 fiscal year, it’s a good time to revisit the impact of past shutdowns and Continuing Resolutions (CR) – both which can delay funding to agencies and cause uncertainty over future funding. Much has been written about the cost of these budget uncertainties, particularly around… Read more »