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Budget Issues: State Balanced Budget Practices

AFMD-86-22BR Published: Dec 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1985.
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In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed state government balanced budget requirements and practices in order to document their practices and assess the relevance of the states' experiences to the federal government.

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Balanced budgetsBudget administrationBudget controllabilityBudget cutsCongressional budgetsFunds managementFuture budget projectionsState budgetsBudget deficitExpenditure of funds