Claremore Daily Progress

Government

January 26, 2014

Auditor Jones recommends needs-based budgeting

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CLAREMORE —

“We need to get away from history-based budgeting,” he said. “The question is not what did you get last year, but what do you truly need? This is a great way to reduce the size of government, but do it in a logical systematic way to get the money where it’s needed.”
Jones said the model will continue to work as Oklahoma government becomes more financially responsible.
“I spent most of my college career studying accounting and auditing. I like what I’m doing, and I feel very honored and privileged to do it,” he said. “I feel a strong obligation everyday I go into work to help straighten out our government, to leave it a better place for the next generation.”

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