State Budget Resources
Thanks to months of labor on behalf of the Volcker Alliance – and aided by the generous help of Volcker staff and other experts, the following links will bring you to a thoroughly up-to-date, complete compendium of resources about state budgets
We intend this to be of use to journalists, analysts, advocacy groups, government observers of all sorts and citizens who take a real interest in the way their states are spending tax dollars.
Not only does this resource guide include governmental resources from both executive and legislative branches, it also includes the – sometimes hard to find – policy shops that produce information about their states’ budgets. To access the resource guide click here. To find a 50-state map, for easy reference to individual states click here.
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. You can access that map by clicking here.
First Quarter Blog Subject Guide
We realize that our blog does not (yet) have a good search mechanism. For that reason we've created a subject guide to the blog posts we've published between January 1 and March 31, 2017.
Our plan is to provide an index, of sorts, each quarter with a subject-headed list of what we’ve written about. In our first subject guide, there is a tiny bit of duplication, but we tried to keep it to a minimum. Most recent items are listed first.
Our first blog post, describing our intentions for the blog, was published on the first day this website went live, January 4, 2017. You can find it here.
Dominant Words In State Of The State Addresses
You can learn a lot about a person by examining the words they use...
And when it comes to governor's state of the state addresses, the very specific words used by each governor speaks volumes about each state. We've put together an interactive map that links to a word cloud for every state showing the dominant words used in the 2017 state of the state addresses. We created these word clouds using Tagcrowd.com. You can access our map by clicking here.
Budget Transparency: 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.