of MD's budget during the pandemic on Sunil Dasgupta's new
podcast "I Hate Politics" (which he doesn't). May 7, 2021,
starting at minute 6:37.
Maryland Matters series, with Warren Deschenaux:
Budget Should Be More Comprehensive and Understandable,
November 19, 2020. Fix
for broken link in article to Comptroller's flawed "personal tax
HB 113 expands BRE revenue estimate coverage
On Covid and MD's budget, October 9, 2020
For Question 1 on November ballot, September 14, 2020. Referendum result
Destructively Aberrant Approach To Federal Budgeting, draft
book chapter. NYT
comment that Trump can't legally withhold election assistance
funds (and adding a comment here that wasn't picked up: he
might be able to get away with it if the federal courts act in a
on HB 1628, Sales and Use Tax - Rate Reduction and
Services, Committee on Ways and Means, Maryland House of
Delegates, March 2, 2020
Panel member at "Better
Budget Process Summit,” Committee for a Responsible Federal
Budget, Washington, D.C., February 25, 2020
Problem and the Process Are Both Problems: Why the Joint Select
committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform Failed,
working paper, with Philip G. Joyce.
Wisconsin Public Radio Central Time discussion
of Trump FY21 budget, 2/11/2020.
Port Covington TIF: Did Baltimore "Protect This House?", in
Craig L. Johnson and Kenneth A. Kriz, eds., 2019. Tax
Increment Financing and Economic Development: Uses, Structures
and Impact, second edition. Albany: State University
of New York Press, 83-99.
Interviews and comments on the 2018-2019 Trump shutdown: New
York Times, December 23; The
Takeaway, January 8; Ken Rudin's Political
25:03-40:39) January 10; Wisconsin
Public Radio, January 11; Vox,
January 9; Time,
January 12; Marketplace's Make
Me Smart. January 29.
Recommendations on Baltimore
County budget process and document, December 29, 2018
Moderator of ASPA
Book Talk with Andrew Kleine on his book City
on the Line, October 11, 2018
Why we are thankful that Maryland didn’t ‘win’ Amazon HQ2, op-ed co-authored with Eric Stokan, MarylandReporter.com, November 19, 2018.
on receipt of the Aaron Wildavsky Award for lifetime scholarly
achievement from the Association for Budgeting and Financial
Management, Denver, October 5, 2018.
Editor of virtual
issue on Congressional Budget Process Reform, Public
Budgeting and Finance, August 2018
"Roughly Speaking" podcast with Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun,
in the Trillions in the Trump Era," April 27, 2018
Should Not “One-Click Order” Huge Subsidies for Amazon,
op-ed co-authored with Eric Stokan, MarylandReporter.com, March 6,
the U.S. Congress An Insurmountable Obstacle to Any "Far-Sighted
Conception of Budgeting"?, proof of article in Public
Budgeting and Finance, which holds the copyright, 37: Winter
Trump's "skinny budget" is already dead, The
Conversation, March 8, 2017
Democrats can help Trump make the ACA’s replacement ‘terrific,’
The Conversation, February 9, 2017
Comments at Brookings Institution event (webcast) : "The federal budget process: Turning reform into political reality," October 18, 2016
on Enzi budget process reform proposal, especially budget concepts
commission, at event hosted by The Committee for a Responsible
Federal Budget, September 19, 2016. CSPAN
brief on political feasibility of budget process reform,
April 18, 2016
on budget process reform to the U.S. Senate Budget Committee,
April 13, 2016
on mandate relief and legislative budget powers,
MarylandReporter, March 20, 2016, and associated
may be a lame duck, but his final budget isn’t, The
Conversation, February 19, 2016
to redistricting commission, October 13, 2015
"Don’t misinterpret Mercatus low ranking of Maryland’s fiscal health," commentary at MarylandReporter, August 18, 2015
Political Feasibility of Doing What Is Almost Impossible:
Reforming the Federal Budget Process, prepared with support
from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to be presented at
the annual conference of the American Political Science
Association, September 2015. Published as a working
paper by George Mason University for the National Budgeting
Maryland Morning on Maryland budget situation, January 9,
Implosion of the Federal Budget Process: Triggers, Commissions,
Cliffs, Sequesters, Debt Ceilings, and Shutdown, Public
Budgeting and Finance, 34:4, Winter 2014, 1-23, which holds
on the so-called "easy fix" for Maryland's budget, MarylandReporter.com,
December 15, 2014
on 2014 Maryland gubernatorial election; also at MarylandReporter.com,
November 6, 2014
and Health Care Policy (1970s-Present)," a book chapter in U.S.
Health Care and Health Care Policy, Thomas R. Oliver,
editor, 2014, pp. 111-125. Thousand Oaks, California: CQ
Press, which holds the copyright.
"Political Institutions for Sustainable State Budgets," with Irene S. Rubin, in Sustaining the States: The Fiscal Viability of American State Governments, Marilyn Marks Rubin and Katherine G. Willoughby, eds., 2014, 13-27. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, which holds the copyright. Portions of this were previously presented as "Executive Budgeting in the States: Evaluating a Reform," with Irene S. Rubin, at the annual conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Washington, D.C., October 13-15, 2011.
on Partnership to Build America Act, MarylandReporter.com,
July 24, 2014
on MD budget transparency bill
on misleading billboard
on MD state budget, January 13, 2014
blog entry on the Ryan-Murray budget agreement, December 13,
blog entry on the shutdown and reform of the budget process,
October 2, 2013 Follow-up
commentary after end of shutdown
Selected media commentary/citations on shutdown: Wonkblog,
the Debt Ceiling," op-ed with Phil Joyce, in the Baltimore
Sun, December 19, 2012.
the Federal Budget Process,” with Paul Posner, Steve
Redburn, and Phil Joyce, National Academy of Public Administration
and American Society for Public Administration, July 12,
2012. Condensed version in The
Public Manager, December 15, 2012. (
This article is reprinted with permission from the Volume 41 Issue
4 of The Public Manager © 2012, The Bureaucrat, Inc.)
“The Remarkable Case of Disappearing Earmarks in the United States: The Limits of Transparency Reforms,” presented at the 2012 conference of the International Public Management Network: Innovations in Public Management for Combating Corruption, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 28, 2012. Winner of Frieder Naschold prize. A much earlier version was presented at the annual conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, 2007.
Miscellaneous media commentary on Politifact re Gingrich, Obama, Lew; NPR on CRs; WYPR on MD budget; Baltimore Sun on tax increases.
Addressing Maryland’s Structural Deficit through Better Performance Budgeting and Priority-Setting, UMBC Policy Brief 5, June 2007.
"European Budget Institutions", Public Administration Review, 2006, 66:6, November, 935-938. Copyright American Society for Public Administration, published by Blackwell Publishing.
“The Return of Budget Deficits in the United States”, Public Administration Review, 2006, 66: 2, March, pp. 294-7. Copyright American Society for Public Administration, published by Blackwell Publishing.
Congressional Budgeting at Age 30: Is It Worth Saving?", with Philip G. Joyce. Public Budgeting and Finance, 2005, Silver Anniversary Issue, pp. 68-82. Copyright Public Financial Publications, Inc., published by Blackwell Publishing.
See also at original source book review essay: Jerry L. McCaffery and L.R. Jones, Budgeting and Financial Management for National Defense, Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2004; and ibid, Budgeting and Financial Management in the Federal Government, 2001; for International Public Management Journal, 8: 2, pp. 289-292.
Remarks and slides for "It's Time for a Second Commission on Budget Concepts," presented at the Third Annual Congressional Budget Office Director's Conference, Russell Senate Caucus Room, September 14, 2004
Testimony on SB 381, sponsor Senator Jones, Managing for Results and the budget prioritization process in Maryland, March 23, 2004
Testimony on HB 1247, sponsor Delegate Branch (crossfile SB 370, sponsor Senator Hogan), Constitutional Amendment on Additions to the Operating Budget, House Appropriations Committee, Maryland General Assembly, March 9, 2004
How Can Maryland's Budget Process Be Improved?, coauthored with Thomas S. Pilkerton, September 2003, Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research. Accompanying spreadsheet of Oregon-Style Measures for Maryland.
Budgeting during the Clinton Presidency, coauthored with Philip G. Joyce, Public Budgeting and Finance, 21: Spring 2001, pp. 1-21. (Posted to this page with the permission of Blackwell Publishers)
Testimony before the House Rules Committee on biennial budgeting, March 16, 2000.
“Legislative Budgeting in Mexico: Aspirations and Choices” for the Conference on Reform of the State: Budgeting and Public Spending in Mexico, January 27, 2000, sponsored by Centro de Investigatión y Docencia Económicas and Camara de Diputados, Government of Mexico.
Comments at the Opening Plenary of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 7, 1999, Washington, D.C., on the topic of "Federal Budget Structure and Concepts for a New Millenium: Revolt, Reform, or Renewal?"
Paper written for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Mary Lasker Trust: "Federal Financing for Medical Research Through Trust Funds and Entitlements", February 15, 1999.
Budgeting: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come? Policy Sciences, 31: December
1998, pp. 371-384.
There a Key to the Normative Budgeting Lock? Policy
Sciences, 29: 1996, pp. 171-188.
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