Monday, April 8, 2013

Pennsylvania Toasts Priority Based Budgeting Principles

The Center for Priority Based Budgeting wishes to congratulate the State of Pennsylvania on using priority based budgeting through a most unique lens. Governor Tom Corbett is just a vote and a signature away from passing through new legislation that will fundamentally change the way alcohol is sold in the state.                  

As posted by State Budget Solutions, "As strange as it might seem, this is a perfect example of a state using the principles of priority-based budgeting. The first of four questions that a state must ask itself is "What must the state accomplish?" If a state, like Pennsylvania, has determined that something that once considered a necessary service is no longer a core function of government, than the state is right to do away with it. Many of the PLCB regulation in place today come from the period following Prohibition. Needless to say, the role of government and the nation's attitude towards alcohol have changed."
While the CPBB was not associated with this initiative, all priority based budgeting applications are generally supported. When CPBB co-founders Chris Fabian and Jon Johnson were asked for comment, their only response was "Cheers!"

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