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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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There's a lot new this month: A new Volcker Alliance report on budgeting practices in the 50 states, our Route Fifty column on the paucity of good data in prisons and an IBM Center for the Business of Government  blog post about the attack on performance auditor independence 
 In this month's guest column, UNC Professor David Ammons, author of an outstanding new book, “Performance Measurement For Managing Local Government," shares his wisdom on the performance measurement needs of local government managers.
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.

Introducing Our New Book: Making Government Work—The Promises and Pitfalls of Performance-Informed Management.


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