Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper outlining the critical need for public stewardship in budgeting. Detail the needs and methods for training public officials and staff members for ethical public budget preparation and maintenance strategies. Make sure to include:
- Detail the need and importance of public stewardship in budgeting
- Ethical requirements for leaders to consider for proper public stewardship
- Consequences of unethical or poor public stewardship
Consider utilizing a recent current events article for reference to a recent incident of unethical public stewardship of budgetary monies.
Include at least two academic sources in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.