Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Happy Federal Fiscal New Year!

Today marks the start of a fresh federal fiscal year.  Lawyers who practice for the federal government are not the only ones who need to know appropriations; attorneys representing state and local governments or contractors also benefit from familiarity with federal fiscal law.

The mainstay of federal appropriations law, the Government Accountability Office’s, Red Book will help you navigate the guiding CYA principles: color (purpose), year (timing), and amount.  Find appropriations for recent years at congress.govIf you want to delve more deeply into the federal budget, Morgan M. Stoddard presents ten free online places to start.