Search results: Zero Based Budgeting

Zero-Based Budgeting is Best Way to Go

We’ve mentioned before that regardless of how much of a budget shortfall is estimated for the next biennium (anywhere from $16 billion to $27 billion), the way to approach it is not by asking what can we “cut from the top” of current spending, but what are the...
Starting From Zero

Starting From Zero

When legislators begin work on the state’s new budget, the product they produce will have an inherent flaw: the assumptions on which it was built. Rather than starting from zero, the new biennium’s budget will do like so many before it, building from the...

TBC: Truth in Budgeting

Being truthful with where your tax dollars are coming from and where they’re going seems like common sense, but in government, simple principles are anything but common. The Texas Budget Compact seeks to rectify that by asking legislators to practice truth in...