Refer to your state’s most recent budget, or that of a state that interests you.What are the budget and finance constraints that the state places on local government?Does Dillion’s rule, as discussed in the text, apply?
Do any units of local government have home-rule powers, and, if so, what is the extent of these powers?Determine the process this state follows with its yearly operating budget and also its capital budget.Does the state have written budgeting procedures that are updated regularly and followed? Are the procedures and processes followed? Are the four parts of the budget cycle followed clearly? Please provide examples.