Texas State Expenditures

Assignment Instructions

This should be done on the state of Texas.

There are four short assignments over the course of this session. You are expected to respond to the prompts in each assignment in narrative form, to include an introductory paragraph, a body and a conclusion. Each assignment should be 3-5 double-spaced pages with one-inch margins in any normal font. You are required to incorporate at least three SCHOLARLY secondary sources in your response.

Let’s look at your state’s expenditures for this forum. As an example, see the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OMB) website (http://obm.ohio.gov/Budget/ ). Please review your state site. Next, choose one aspect of expenditures and analyze it in detail.

The Volcker Alliance has assembled in the following link a valuable set of tools for achieving a greater understanding of the budget process and state government finances. This guide serves as a convenient repository of connections to budget and financial information for state governments in general and for each state. It is posted as the State Budget Sources at https://www.volckeralliance.org/publications/state-budget-sources.

3-5 pages, double-spaced; minimum 3 scholarly sources

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