Budgeting and Financial Management

“Budgeting and Financial Management”  Please respond to the following items.

From the weekly readings and e-Activity, evaluate the level of the impact that political influence has exerted upon the budgetary process overall. Suggest  three to four (3-4) strategies that the managers could deploy in order to influence the budget process.

From the weekly readings, review the types of budgets presented, and respond to the following scenario:  A friend who is a city manager once commented that he liked to put a so-called “radio” item within each budget—an item that would make a lot of noise and attract attention but could be “unplugged” easily. He said that    after the council had focused all of its attention on that item and it was finally removed, the council would approve everything else with little question. Imagine that you are preparing a budget for presentation to the council. Propose two-to-three (2-3) tactics that you would use in order to attract attention to and distract attention from a particular line item.

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