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PAD 505 Week 4 DQ

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“Revenue Estimating” Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity about the “Annual Population Estimates 2000 to 2009,” analyze and forecast a comparison of the population growth rate for 2010 and 2011 of the two states you selected. Predict the impact of each state’s population increase on the four highest discretionary spending accounts

  
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PAD 505 Week 3 DQ

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“The Budget” Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, examine Michigan’s state budget and the two state budgets you found. Classify each of the state’s budgets as either a traditional or a program budget. Justify your classification.

Discuss two to three challenges a budget analyst faces when developing and reviewing proposals for budget cuts.

  
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PAD 505 Week 3 Chapter 2 Exercises 1 through

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PAD 505 Week 3 Chapter 2 Exercises 1 through 3
 
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PAD 505 Week 2 DQ

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“Organizing Budget Data and Chart of Accounts” Please respond to the following:

From the first e-Activity, discuss at least two challenges in working with the Chart of Accounts. Explain why they are challenges.

From the second e-Activity with the budget simulation game, identify and explain your choices for reductions and increases. Discuss at least two lessons you learned about the challenge of balancing the federal budget

  
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PAD 505 Week 4 Assignment

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Assignment 1: The Operating Budget  
Due Week 4 and worth 250 points

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper, titled Part I: The Operating Budget for the (Selected Agency) in which you separate the content into sections:

Provide background information about the agency, mission, goals, objectives, departments, and strategic plan. (Title this section Introduction.)Describe the budget of the agency by addressing the following items: (Title this section Budget Overview.)Financial Summary, including Revenue and ExpendituresDepartment BudgetsFundingCapital ProjectsDebt AdministrationPerform a Cost Analysis. (Title this section Cost Analysis.) The costs should include the following:Fixed CostsStep-fixed CostsVariable CostsIdentify and explainone to two (1-2) challenges you will have in managing the budget. (Title this section Budget Challenges.)Recommend two to three (2-3)strategies the agency should review regarding new initiatives and budget cutsover the next five (5) years.(Title this section Budget Recommendations.)Include the agency’s most recent budget or financial plan.Provide the agency’s Website name, URL, and any other sources used to support the assignment’s criteria.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, doublespaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze the basic skills and tools needed for budgeting for public sector agencies and / or departments.   Recommend appropriate policy actions based on the evaluation.Evaluate a budgeting system at any governmental level.Analyze the scope and sequence of budgeting in terms of sources of revenues, purpose of government expenditures, budget cycles, budget preparation, and debt administration.Examine the process and components of preparing a viable operating budget.Prepare a preliminary budgeting system for presentation before Congress, state / local government, or other organization.Use technology and information resources to research issues in public budgeting and finance.
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PAD 505 Week 3 DQ

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“Preparing the Operating Budget” Please respond to the following:

Provide two to three examples on how to understand the costs structure of the operating budget.

Discuss the pros and cons of payroll forecasting over a five- to 10-year period. Justify your response with examples.

  
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PAD 505 Week 2 DQ

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“Data Organization” Please respond to the following:

Based on the third e-Activity that focuses on the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2012, analyze the president’s messages and the three budgets you selected. Discuss four governmental expenditures that you believe will have a significant impact on the national economy for the proposed budget year. Justify your response.

Recommend at least two best practices for and two challenges of data organization discussed in Appendix B. Support your response with examples.

  
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PAD 505 Week 10 DQ

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“General Taxes” Please respond to the following:

Review the following scenario and then analyze the impact of tax holidays on the budget.

(a) Scenario: Several states have declared sales tax holidays for which the state does not collect sales tax on selected items for those day or days. In most instances, the holiday has applied to purchases of clothing and the period has been a week to 10 days in August. The primary reason is to provide a “back-to-school” discount as families get ready for the upcoming year. However, in recent years, some states have proposed or enacted holidays for hurricane survival supplies, gasoline, Energy Star appliances, and guns and ammunition.

(b) Impact Analysis: Analyze the impact of tax holidays of up to 10 days in your state. Create a table with two (columns. The first column should list Yield, Equity, Administration and Compliance, and Economic Impact. The second column should explain the impact of tax holidays in each area

  
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