This article deals with the economic budget of local governments units. This paper includes the study of local government units in the Podkarpacie region and the main subject of the article are evolution directions of income policy and government spending in 'gminas' (communes). The analysis of local government finance between the years 1999-2008 emphasizes the changes in the priorities of public spending. Reorientation are not only trends, also the nature of realizing budgetary economy. As a result, it seems a reasonable approach to the revision of these changes.and analysis of their substrate. Not without significance is the impact of legislative amendments to change the financial management local government units. The article outlines the above subjects and the nature of its deliberations in a way that reflects the theme of comprehensive changes taking place in local government finance.