Posts Tagged: budget

DC Government budget transparency – What’s up with all the fees?

Ever wonder how much DC Government collects in “Out of state Vehicle Registration Fees”?. What about the “Underground Storage Tank Fines and Fees”? Library Fines? What about the proceeds from busting illegal gambling and narcotics operations? Where does this money go? What services does it fund? Now you can research this and other similar informationRead… Read more »

Video tutorial for #dcgov CFOINFO #iphone app now up on #youtube – More to come

*** Go to “Vote for Kevin” discussion at https://www.govloop.com/forum/topics/vote-for-kevin-as-the-voice-of?xg_source=activity to cast your vote *** We hate training/instruction manuals. We feel that no one bothers to read pages and pages of text. With the release of CFOINFO, we are experimenting with video tutorials. As you can tell, video production and demonstration is not exactly our strongRead… Read more »

How does #dcgov record bad debt? The accountants have spoken

A questions was raised in one of my earlier blog posts about where #dcgov records bad debt and where can it be found for analysis? I have consulted our accounting brains and have an answer for those interested: In a nutshell, there are two types of outstanding debt: 1) Outstanding receivables (such as tax liability,Read… Read more »

DC Budget Transparency – The saga continues

DC Gov’s budget transparency efforts continue. The DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer today released a slightly improved version of the CFOINFO.dc.gov dashboard, showing spending and budgets at all levels of government, down to the sub-agency level, allowing users to slice and dice budget data and see where their money is going. One ofRead… Read more »

Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Former President Bill Clinton on the Importance of Reducing the Federal Budget Deficit

Check out this C-SPAN3 Video featuring former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Former President Bill Clinton (right here). On April 28, 2010, they discussed reducing the federal deficit at the 2010 Fiscal Summit held at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. There is no bigger problem today… and it will take political courage to handle thisRead… Read more »

DC Budget transparency – App of the week?

This week DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer released an interactive dashboard (cfoinfo.dc.gov) that provides an intuitive interface for taxpayers to analyze budgets, expenditures and spending plans. Advanced filtering capabilities allow zeroing in on key financial data in a few clicks, such as overtime pay for firefighters, federal subsidies for Medicare/Medicaid programs, Contractual costsRead… Read more »

Two Upcoming Events on State Fiscal Outlook

Here are two upcoming presentations on the budget outlook for states — Event: It’s Not Over Yet –The Fiscal Hangover in the States Thursday, April 15th 4:00-6:00 P.M. American Foreign Service Association — 2101 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 Reception to follow at Tonic Restaurant – 2nd Floor 2036 G Street NW Featuring ScottRead… Read more »

Call for Proposals: Student Research in Budgeting and Program Analysis

The American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) invites master’s candidates in public administration, public policy, and other related disciplines to submit proposals for its 2nd annual award competition for student research. FROM THE BUDGET ACT TO THE RECOVERY ACT AND BEYOND AABPA invites students to submit research topics that analyze the current social,Read… Read more »

President’s Budget Proposal Continues to Delay Taking a Closer Look at Tax Breaks

In recent hearings before the House Budget Committee, both Peter Orszag (OMB Director) and Jeffrey Zients (OMB Chief Performance Officer) have acknowledged the need to scrutinize “tax expenditures” — i.e. special tax breaks aimed at achieving specific policy goals. Mr. Zients even went so far as to express “100% agreement” with the notion of evaluatingRead… Read more »