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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 in the U.S. on an unintended outcome and answer the following questions:

a. How did politics shape the outcome in unexpected ways?

b. Did "pork" spending or "apportionments and allotments" budget amendments affect the legislation?

c. Did a mid-year crisis or change in revenue expectations substantially impact the budget legislative action?

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Meaning of Politics and how it affects budget legislation.

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