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Budgeting for Local Governments 
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Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities
Welcome to the website for Budgeting for Local Governments & Communities. We are very pleased to have you join us.

From this site you can access a series of technical exercises and datasets to improve your understanding and skills in public budgeting.

The materials on this site relate to the textbook chapters and end-of-chapter study questions.

News & Updates

  • Enhanced County Parks Department We have just uploaded revisions to the UC County dataset adding a full service Parks & Recreation department.  This department includes parks administration, maintenance, recreation programs, after school programs, senior center ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2016, 10:37 PM by Kent Robinson
  • Line-item Hospital Cost Center Exercise & Data To provide a first budget exercise for health administration students, we have posted a new version of line-item Exercise 11.2 adapted for hospital cost centers.  A corresponding hospital ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 11:58 AM by Kent Robinson
  • Upper Cascadia Hospital District Dataset Posted We have just posted a new Upper Cascadia Hospital District dataset.  The dataset models a small, rural, public hospital district, with hospital cost centers/ departments, support activities, and out-patient ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 9:44 PM by Kent Robinson
  • Budgeting for Local Governments & Communities now Available We are pleased to announce that Budgeting for Local Governments & Communities is now available through ME Sharpe Inc. We very much hope that the book meets student and instructor needs ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2014, 4:35 PM by Kent Robinson
  • County Dataset Now Posted We are pleased to announce that the Upper Cascadia County dataset has a full set of budget data.  Files are available to support the Line-item, PPBS/Program, and ZBB ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2014, 9:57 AM by Kent Robinson
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