Priority-Based Budgeting

Working together to align revenue, expenditures, and community values

April 2021

Budgeting is just as much about values and priorities as it is about dollars




In times of fiscal stress, it’s even more important for governments to communicate their priorities and values to improve budget transparency, demonstrate fairness, and help justify difficult decisions.


Publisher: Chris Morrill

Editor in Chief: Michael J. Mucha

Managing Editor: Marcy Boggs

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