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« on: May 09, 2012, 07:54:13 pm »
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Northeast Budget Procedure Act
Section One: Revenues
1. Each budget presented shall demonstrate sources of revenue in total dollars.
Federal funding-
Income taxation-
Sales taxation-
Property taxation-
Business taxation-
Excise taxation-

Section Two: Expenditures
1. Each budget presented shall demonstrate public expenditures in total dollars.
Law Enforcement/Military-
Education-
Health care-
Infrastructure (including transportation and utilities)-
Environment-
Administration-
Local governments (states, counties, municipalities)-
Miscellaneous (including other investments)-
2. Any spending bills must be tagged with their budget category. Duration of expenditure (one-time, short-term (in years), long-term (in effect until repealed via statute), etc.) shall be noted in the law.

Section Three: Responsibilites
1. The Governor is responsible for presenting a budget to the Assembly in accordance with the Constitution.
2. The Assembly shall hold an approval vote on the budget in the Northeast Assembly Thread to pass with a simple majority vote.
3. The Game Moderator and Secretary of Internal Affairs shall assist the Governor and Assembly by providing the necessary data.

Section Four: Future Budgets
1. Future budgets will be able to build off of previous budgets when applicable. Additional revenues and expenditures may be added to or removed from the budget via line-item.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 08:00:11 pm »
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Are state populations and revenues per state going to be included in budgets?  Just because that's what the last budget included.

Also, we might want to include tax deductions for section one.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 08:03:37 pm »
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I agree we should include tax deductions if an amendment is offered by a Representative I preemptively consider it friendly. The state by state details seem tedious and unnecessary. I would rather focus on the parts that matter (contrasted with what appears to be purely aesthetic). If the honorable Senator would lime to chime in regarding previous budgets (Andrew!) I would appreciate the input. I also hope that Representatives make contribution to the debate so we can get this flawless the first time.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 09:31:57 pm »
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Aye, have no qualms.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 11:09:11 am »
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First, a question: Does the "municipal governments" category refers to all funding provided directly to municipal governments, including grants?

Second, introducing an amendment:

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Third, I don't see any  need for state-by-state details. I would vote for the bill as it stands, but if any changes should be made to the governor's proposal,  they should focus on making this process less tedious. I am sure that "fun" will emerge from the debate over details anyway, assuming  an active Assembly.

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 09:35:28 pm »
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I believe for purposes of this simulation, the budget, revenues, expenditures, should be kept as simple and straight forward as possible.

Future Governors may not always have the inclination or the desire to produce a detailed budget.

Various states details need not be discussed. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 10:22:28 pm »
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I believe for purposes of this simulation, the budget, revenues, expenditures, should be kept as simple and straight forward as possible.

Future Governors may not always have the inclination or the desire to produce a detailed budget.

Various states details need not be discussed. 

I agree Representative. I am hopeful that by laying a firm foundation here, budget details can be made easier on guyed governors while maintaining functionality. We must be effective but not excessively complicating with this process.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 03:09:12 pm »
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Is there anymore this Assembly would like to add or amend? We need to get this right the first time. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 03:12:34 pm »
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I think that means that you've done a good job.

None of us (?) have done this before, so I think it's inevitable that some refinements will be necessary. But there's nothing wrong with that.

Would you like me to shorten debate time and move this forward to a vote?
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 03:16:34 pm »
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Sure, this law is followed by more budget related bills anyway. Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 03:22:11 pm »
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Requesting and granting that debate time be truncated by 28 hours.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 03:24:07 pm »
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The Assembly will now vote on the final text of the legislation. Voting will last 24 hours.

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Northeast Budget Procedure Act
Section One: Revenues
1. Each budget presented shall demonstrate sources of revenue in total dollars.
Federal funding-
Income taxation-
Sales taxation-
Property taxation-
Business taxation-
Excise taxation-

Section Two: Expenditures
1. Each budget presented shall demonstrate public expenditures in total dollars.
Law Enforcement/Military-
Education-
Health care-
Infrastructure (including transportation and utilities)-
Environment-
Administration-
Local governments (states, counties, municipalities)-
Tax deductions-
Miscellaneous (including other investments)-
2. Any spending bills must be tagged with their budget category. Duration of expenditure (one-time, short-term (in years), long-term (in effect until repealed via statute), etc.) shall be noted in the law.

Section Three: Responsibilites
1. The Governor is responsible for presenting a budget to the Assembly in accordance with the Constitution.
2. The Assembly shall hold an approval vote on the budget in the Northeast Assembly Thread to pass with a simple majority vote.
3. The Game Moderator and Secretary of Internal Affairs shall assist the Governor and Assembly by providing the necessary data.

Section Four: Future Budgets
1. Future budgets will be able to build off of previous budgets when applicable. Additional revenues and expenditures may be added to or removed from the budget via line-item.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 03:26:41 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 03:40:27 pm »
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Wait- Nix's amendment wasn't adopted/voted on, yet.
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2012, 03:45:11 pm »
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No vote is required. I forgot to include it in the final bill. I've edited the post, and as no votes have been cast other than my own (and I believed that I was voting on the bill with the amendment included), my oversight shouldn't be an issue.

If any Representative or the Governor believes that this improper, please let me know. Thank you for the catch, Scott. I apologize for my error.
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2012, 03:47:58 pm »
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I really don't see the need to start a vote over due to something as minor as this. Simple mistakes are bound to happen to all of us at one point or another.
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2012, 03:50:03 pm »
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Okay, just checkin'. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2012, 03:51:44 pm »
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Ah, it is great to have you keeping an eye on things here Scott. I felt the same obligation as a regional senator. Too many birds learn to fly and never return to the nest. Wink
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2012, 04:06:55 pm »
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No problem!
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2012, 10:14:54 pm »
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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2012, 12:12:29 pm »
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Aye!
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2012, 10:51:17 pm »
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With unanimous support, the bill passes.
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