Budget Legislation
Once the budget has been prepared by the various agencies, it is often moved forward to the legislative
body for authorization. The legislation process can result in unintended outcomes and restrictions. Search
the internet and news reporting services for a story on an unintended outcome of interest to you and
answer the following questions:
How did politics shape the outcome in unexpected ways?
Did “pork” spending or “apportionments and allotments” budget amendments affect the legislation?
Did a mid-year crisis or change in revenue expectations substantially impact the budget legislative action?