It would have been impossible to produce this book without the contributions of our colleagues who wrote the state chapters, and without the cooperation of state budget officials who shared information and insights with each of us.
We thank Glen Cope, Ellen Dran, Syd Duncombe, Gloria Grizzle, Merl Hackbart, Ted Hebert, Jim Jernberg, Jack King, Dick Kinney, Carol Lewis, Susan MacManus, Jerry McCaffery, Irene Rubin, Steve Wagner, and Marcia Whicker for writing their respective state chapters. Their budgeting expertise and sound professional judgments are the sine qua non of this volume. We also wish to thank Lisa Aplin for her valuable help in assembling and editing this book.
On behalf of all of the authors, we thank the many state budget officials who granted formal interviews, participated in informal conversations, and provided requested data. They contributed substantially to our efforts.