Write a 1,500 word paper in which you:
- Explain how public budgeting is inherently political during the forecasting process.
- Describe how politics can impact a public budget at the local, state, and federal levels.
- Provide examples of a political issue that impacts a local government, a state government, and the federal government.
- Identify steps taken to ensure ethical standards are applied while forecasting a budget.
Please, provide a minimum of five references and format the paper consistent with APA guidelines.