The Resource section of this website links to governor executive orders, state and local government budgeting sources, and current gubernatorial profiles, along with products related to public sector history and more. Additional resource features are planned for the future.
STATE BUDGET RESOURCES.
Several years ago, we worked with the Volcker Alliance to created a guide to resources about state budgeting intended for use by public officials, policy advocates, journalists, academics, and concerned citizens.
In late September 2022, the Alliance updated the guide, which will once again provide up-to-date sources of information to provide a clear-eyed state-by-state financial outlook.
The guide provides a clickable map, which will lead you to a treasure trove of information about each of the fifty states.
“Understanding a state’s budget is never a one-step process, but our State Budget Sources guide gives you a central starting point,” said William Glasgall, Senior Director, Public Finance at the Volcker Alliance.
This resource links to budget sources for all fifty states as well as legislative analyses of budget bills and treasurers’ or comptrollers’ monthly state cash flow statements; capital spending plans; reports on public worker pension funding and returns; and reports by local and national fiscal research organizations, bond rating firms, and associations of state fiscal and finance officials.
UPDATED FOR 2023
GUIDE TO GOVs.
Do you ever need to quickly find out the name of a governor? Beyond that, do you ever need additional information about the fifty heads of the states -- like the names of their spouses, their term of office, their education and prior position?
For those of you who do, we're providing all this information and more (including interesting factoids) right here, fully updated to include the nine new governors elected in 2022. For a reliable guide to this information as well as photos of the governors themselves.
EXECUTIVE ORDERS BY STATE..
Executive orders made by the President have been featured heavily in the news recently...
But we hear less about executive orders made by state governors. Barrett and Greene has put together an interactive map that makes it easy to find the executive orders put into effect by each state’s governor.
WHAT'S NEW IS OLD
Are efforts to make budgets more transparent a new idea?
Watch this slideshow produced by Barrett and Greene Inc. to find out the answer. It was assembled and researched by Thomas Greitens, director of the Master of Public Administration program at Central Michigan University and was produced by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene for Barrett and Greene, Inc.