Governmental Budget Reform:

An Agenda for the Eighties

Published: Jan 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1982.

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This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Fall 1982, discusses the evolution of the Federal budget process and the reasons for the present dissatisfaction with the budget system. The Government and the Nation have changed dramatically since the basic elements of the current budget process were designed, and political pressures on the budget process have intensified. It was stated that some of the problems in the budget process result from the multiple roles for management in the budget process and the difficulty of constructing decision points and information flows appropriate to each role. Thus, the simplification of the budget structure was suggested. The proposed shift to a biennial budget, the integration of supporting systems, and the balanced budget amendment are also discussed.

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