Forum Assignment for the Week:  550 Words minimum

Mikesell, John L. (2018). Fiscal administration: Analysis and applications for the public sector. 10th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781305953680.
Rubin, Irene S. (2015). Public budgeting: Policy, process and politics. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 9780765616913.


Topic: As depicted in previous and this Module’s readings, budgeting tools can help public officials and governments allocate resources, control organizational actions, manage service delivery, and communicate priorities to the public..
For this week’s Forum, respond to all of the following:  
Thread Prompt: in a 500-word evaluation, articulate the stages in the budget cycle including the order in which they normally occur. Appraise and interpolate strategies, devices, and intentions of the political system.
Sources & citations required (APA 7th edition)

  • Ideas and citations from all the required reading and presentations from the Module/Week
  • Ideas and citations from two scholarly sources

That’s a total of at least 4 sources.
General Instructions Applicable to All Forums:
To receive 100% as a grade (the exemplary level) for the weekly forums, you should ensure that your responses meet the following criterion:
Critical Analysis – Discussion postings display an excellent understanding of the required readings and underlying concepts including correct use of terminology. Postings are made in time for others to read and respond as well as deliver information that is full of thought, insight, and analysis. The information presented makes connection to previous or current content or to real-life situations, and must contain rich and fully developed new ideas, connections, or applications. (It is important that you integrate the weekly readings in your response. One way to do that is to make position statements, then discuss supporting evidence (i.e. research and/or personal experience).
Professional Communication and Etiquette – Written interactions in the Forum show respect and sensitivity to peers’ background and beliefs (Regardless of the position you are taking, please ensure that your participation comments are respectful to your peers’ background and beliefs).
Writing Skills – Written responses are free of grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.  The style of writing facilitates communication. (Make sure your work is free of errors.  If there are any errors as outlined above, you will not receive 100% for the forum).