I probably already know the answer to this. But with state government in Michigan on the verge of collapse whatever happened to the Michigan Legislature's intimate embrace of the principles in "The Price of Government" by Dave Osborne and Peter Hutchinson?
From my memory from a couple of years ago, the book contained field-tested principles for effective governmental budgeting.
It was touted as an answer to Michigan's budgeting struggles. Lots of money was spent to implement it if I recall correctly. Whatever happened to all that?