Budget Processes and Systems
There are many ways to approach drafting and states are learning the hard way that many of their attempts have been unsuccessful. State Budget Solutions believes that zero-base budgeting is the solution. In its original form, it is a system of budgeting that begins every budget cycle at zero, rejecting any assumption that the activities that were funded in the last budget will continue in the coming one. It requires a rationale for each activity that will be funded for the new budget. It is intended to foster analysis of every activity, prioritization of budget activities, cost-effectiveness and economy. This section has information on zero-base budgeting and also covers different aspects of the budget process, including annual versus biannual budgets.