Agency Budget Success: How It is Defined by Budget Officials in Five Western States
What is "budget success" for a state agency? Is it maximizing an agency's increase in appropriations above a prior year (or biennium) appropriations base? Is it best measured by the percentage of an agency's request that is approved by the governor or funded by the legislature? Or are there other components of agency budget success, such as keeping good legislative relations, flexibility in the use of funds, and avoiding spending agency appropriations.
Duncombe, Sydney and Kinney, Richard. (1987). "Agency Budget Success: How It is Defined by Budget Officials in Five Western States". Public Budgeting & Finance, 7(1), 24-37.