The SMART Act: Measuring outputs, not just inputs

Feb 24, 2015

Much of the public discussion and advocacy surrounding the budget writing process often tends to focus on inputs, or the amount of taxpayer dollars spent on a particular program. The Legislature has an equally important duty to study the outputs, or the actual results of the way they spend taxpayer dollars. Accountability and transparency are critical to gaining the respect and trust of the public.

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