: Should the budget of a corporation, government, and public entity reflect its values? If yes, why? OR If no, why?
Perspectives on U.S. State Budgets
These readings and videos provide definitions, concepts, guidance, and typical revenue sources for states to fund various priorities and highlight the size and complexity of state budgets.
- Watch a YouTube video on Minnesota’s General Fund (Note: some details are specific to Minnesota such as a 2-year budget cycle, number of state revenue sources, and proportion of a given revenue source comprising its general fund): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzUZ1NKfa-Q
- Watch a YouTube video Ted Talk by Bill Gates on state budgets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiUKpX09zo4
- Review publication, Facts & Figures: How does your state compare (2019) from Tax Foundation. Retrieve a downloadable PDF file from https://taxfoundation.org/facts-figures-2019/
- Review publication, Tax Handbook for State Legislators (3rd ed.) (2010) from National Council of State Legislatures: http://www.ncsl.org/documents/fiscal/TaxPolicyHandbook3rdEdition.pdf.