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Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene have dedicated themselves to researching, writing and analyzing state and local governments. To see their most recent thoughts, comments, short essays, and links, click on the "B&G Report" below.

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We're pleased to provide links to our first column for Route Fifty, about the fragile nature of projected efficiency savings, and to our recent blog posts for the IBM Center for the Business of Government, including a look at state and local performance management trends.
Our new guest column by management and finance expert Tim Maniccia provides savvy advice for officials who want to prepare for the budget adjustments that are sure to lie ahead in the next recession.  
Our new book -- Making Government Work: The Promises and Pitfalls of Performance-Informed Management is coming out this month! You can see more about the book and order a copy from the publisher's webpage: 


Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene
Over the course of nearly 30 years, Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, principals of Barrett and Greene, Inc. have done much-praised analysis, research and writing about state and local governments. They are nationally-known authorities in performance management, budgeting and finance; human resources, procurement; tax systems, health management and policy, pensions, infrastructure, contracting, civics education and a host of other topics.


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