Public Budgeting

Develop a three- to four-page paper in which you present an overview of public budgeting.



Be sure to:


Evaluate the philosophy of public finance.


Compare and contrast governmental accounting with non-governmental accounting.


Evaluate the relationship between budgeting and financial reporting in the government.


Your paper must be three to four pages (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. You must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.


Class Text

Lee, R.D. & Johnson, RW. (2008). Public budgeting systems (8th ed.).  Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Public Sector in Perspective


Chapter 3: Budget Cycles

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