Dedicated to state and local governments
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene (B&G) research and write about state and local governments. Explore this website to find fresh content, including guest columns, special features, resources, links, quotes and more. For their recent thoughts, comments, short essays and links, click on the "B&G Report" below.
How will states and local governments pay for infrastructure when the federal dollars run dry? John Bartle of the University of Nebraska, Omaha and Can Chen of Georgia State University have a suggestion: "Crowdfunding"
Hot Off The Presses
Link to our recent columns about the promises and pitfalls of using temporary workers in the public sector, and our recommendation of successful strategies for attracting and retaining public employees.
Double-decker B&G Reports about city parks in the United States.
* The Trust for Public Land's brand new report about the value of city parks in combatting climate change
* The best ranked city park systems in the United States -- and their fiscal woes.
On Friday, April 22nd, we gave a presentation about performance management at the 2022 Marc Holzer Public Performance Symposium.
Here's our presentation, which hits on the promises and pitfalls of his important effort, based on 30+ years of observations.
Public Sector Human Resources, State and Local Government, Performance Management, Public Sector Workforce, Performance Audit
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene
Over the course of over 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 a host of topics including budgeting and finance; human resources and workforce management; procurement; tax systems, pensions, infrastructure, contracting, data use, civics education and notably performance management.