Participatory Budgeting:  Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media

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Participatory budgeting is an innovation in direct citizen participation in government decision-making that began 25 years ago in a town in Brazil.

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
The federal budget process is an exercise in time travel. At any given moment, agency budget and program managers may live in as many as three years at the...

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Empowering Citizens with Money and Social Media
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The White House’s Open Government initiative encourages citizens to become more actively engaged in budget decisions in...
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