REVENUE ANTICIPATION NOTE (RAN) is a note sold by municipalities as a temporary financing pending the arrival of certain revenues, which are then used to payoff the note. Usually the income on these notes is exempt from federal income taxes.
CONSUMABLE is a resource attribute representing a type of capacity. A resource with consumable capacity can have its capacity value permanently altered as a result of being tasked, e.g. chemicals in a manufacturing process or office supplies.
INFLATION is an increase in the general price level of goods and services; alternatively, a decrease in the purchasing power of the dollar or other currency.
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