At the same time, it provides a unique opportunity for the finance professional, particularly the budgeteers
among us, to shake off some of the technical and accounting dust from our boots and observe the sheen of policy making through the eyes of the policy maker.
But if the budgeteers
decide to tap the remaining $6 billion-plus in the state's Rainy Day Fund, they'll need two-thirds of the House and Senate to go along.
And when there were at least 2,500 people on the very same spot almost exactly two weeks earlier--calling on the budgeteers
to reconsider the slashing and burning--those people were, and apparently remain, ignored.
This is going to be a different experience for everybody in the chain of command, not just the budgeteers
, because it is going to drive how we perceive the force, how we operate the force, how we deploy the force, and how we sustain the force into the future.
Despite having all these tools, budgeteers
are keenly aware that routine flexibility will not provide for episodic events.
Probably the most active consists of budgeteers
and financial managers.
are quietly skimping on even the small stuff for our soldiers.
As the immediate future of rail travel to and from Eugene rests in the hands of legislative budgeteers
in Salem, long-term prospects for local train travelers are chugging steadily along a separate track.
After years of under-funding, the service programmers and budgeteers
face the same dilemmas each budget cycle--what to fund fully, what to fund partially and what to cancel.
(the Office of Management and Budget) also expressed some anxiety about Fan and Fred's increasing dependence on derivatives.
Rough cost estimates are assigned to them, which the budgeteers
in the Pentagon and Congress accept as well-crafted figures--but they are not, because they lack the thorough analysis and pessimism needed for good cost estimates.
With its involvement with the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting (NACSLB), GFOA has encouraged governments to adopt recommended practices that provide guidance to elected officials, public managers, and budgeteers
And in both 1999 and, as it now appears, 2000, discretionary spending has grown faster than inflation, as the caps have been stretched by classifying more and more spending as "emergency" and by resorting to a variety of gimmicks that have shocked even the most cynical budgeteers
The Assembly budgeteers
have created their own time-saving lexicon: On the A roll call are sure-thing bills, where everyone on the Appropriations Committee votes yes.
One early shell-shocked publisher, sitting in on the first meeting after selling to Thomson Newspapers, watched as the new budgeteers
ordered that newsroom pencils be issued one at a time.