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Summer 2019 -- Analysis of the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Proposal by Brad Williams. Read more.

Spring 2019 -- CALmatters, Santa Monica Should Proceed With Caution on Hotel Ordinance. Read more.

November 2018 -- CALmatters, How Gov-Elect Gavin Newsom could shape California’s future, issue by issue.Read more.

October 2018 -- The Orange County Register, The fiscal conservative’s case for Proposition 4. Read more.

September 2018 -- Los Angeles Times, Can California’s next governor fix the state’s problems? It depends on Palo Alto. Read more.

April 2017 -- The Sacramento Bee, For 90 years, Californians have tried to kill this tax board. This is why they failed. Read more.

August 2016 --, Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks. Read more.

July 2016 -- CMC prepared a comprehensive report for the Delaware Business Roundtable on the budget for the State of Delaware, including recommendations. Now the Roundtable has published its "Growth Agenda" and its executive director has said that it is "a direct outgrowth of the recommendation for enhanced economic growth that was included in the (CMC) study. Read more.

March 2016 -- Letter to the California Coalition for Financial Security. Read more.

January 2016 -- The Sacramento Bee, It's back to the negotiating table for transportation funding, threat of cuts. Read more.

December 2015 -- The San Diego Union-Tribune, Climate policies chilling housing growth. Read more. Read Capitol Matrix's Analysis of the potential impacts of SB 32.

September 2015 -- Delaware Online, Business leaders to Dover: Get your act together. Read more.

April 2015 -- The Sacramento Bee, How Jerry Brown could end agencies' job transfer game. Read more.

January 2015 -- The Sacramento Bee, Jerry Brown, employee unions set to tangle over health insurance. Read more.

May 2014 -- Capitol Weekly, Study: Stakes high for internet poker. Read more.

April 2014 -- The Sacramento Bee, Jerry Brown back to negotiating table with Republicans over rainy-day fund. Read more.

December 2014 -- The Sacramento Bee, California carbon funds are an uncertain benefit for high-speed rail. Read more.

June 2014 -- The Sacramento Bee, Gov.Brown signs on-time budget, giving his re-elction campaign a boost. Read more.

February 2014 -- CalTax, STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION: BOE Set to Lower Gas Tax 3.5 Cents Per Gallon. Read more.

January 11, 2013 -- Los Angeles Times, California Gov. Jerry Brown Clear to Embark on More Visionary Policy. Read more.

November 11, 2012 -- San Jose Mercury News, California Gov. Jerry Brown Clear to Embark on More Visionary Policy. Read more.

November 8, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, The State Worker: Did move to rein in California unions backfire? Read more.

November 8, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, Prop. 30 win gives Democrats cash they've sought for budget woes. Read more.

November 1, 2012 -- Star-Telegram, Calif. death penalty opponents say it's too costly. Read more.

October 27, 2012 -- Daily News, Pro/Con: Proposition 34: Repealing death penalty is about cost - to budget and society. Read more.

July 31, 2012 -- Los Angeles Times, Millions of dollars may lie dormant in California's special funds. Read more.

July 28, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, California Finance Department's audit highlights how hard it is to reconcile budget numbers. Read more.

July 25, 2012 -- Contra Costa Times, California parks scandal: Honor system used to keep track of $37 billion in public funds. Read more.

July 12, 2012 -- San Jose Mercury News, As San Bernardino declares bankruptcy, experts debate whether it's another fluke, or another domino. Read more.

June 29, 2012 -- Advancing a Free Socitey Blog, Stupid Things We Do In Sacramento. Read more.

June 25, 2012 -- Advancing a Free Socitey Blog, California's Budget, Past, Future - And What Might Have Been. Read more.

June 20, 2012 -- Capitol Weekly, The big snooze: Facebook and the state budget. Read more.

June 13, 2012 -- NJ.Com, Chamber of Commerce: N.J. must reduce dependency on tax revenue. Read more.

June 13, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, Jerry Brown moves to eliminate retiree workers. Read more.

June 11, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, Gov. Jerry Brown, Democratic leaders seek common ground on budget cuts. Read more.

May 17, 2012 -- Los Angeles Times, A loan returns to haunt California's budget. Read more.

May 16, 2012 -- Los Angeles Times, Brown stymied by same budget dysfunction that plagued predecessors. Read more.

May 15, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, Optimistic projections led to dramatic surge in California budget deficit. Read more.

May 13, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, Brown: California budget deficit rises to $16 billion. Read more.

May 12, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, Viewpoints: Prop. 29: Plan to raise millions is latest ballot-box budgeting boondoggle. Read more.

April 27, 2012 -- Los Angeles Times, No on Prop. 29. Read more.

April 20, 2012 -- San Francisco Chronicle, Prop. 29 funds research for cancer, but it's still a tax hike. Read more.

February 19, 2012 -- The Bakersfield Californian, Political watchdog has a full set of teeth under Ann Ravel's charge. Read more.

January 22, 2012 -- San Francisco Chronicle, Jerry Brown must win Dems' support to pay off debt. Read more.

January 14, 2012 -- The Sacramento Bee, Viewpoints: LAO fails to give group's pension reform proposals a fair reading. Read more.

December 27, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Plans to 'tax the rich' hold risks and rewards for California. Read more.

November 25, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, California building sale creeps back into budget picture. Read more.

November 24, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, Touting a tax on services. Read more.

November 20, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, Billionaires, insiders plan to place $10-billion tax hike on 2012 California ballot. Read more.

November 20, 2011 -- San Francisco Chronicle, Think Long panel proposes California tax overhaul. Read more.

November 20, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, The Conversation: Thinking long about state's future. Read more.

November 20, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, 'Think Long' coalition will propose overhauling California's tax system. Read more.

November 4, 2011 -- Orange County Register, Aggressive pension reforms closer to ballot box. Read more.

October 27, 2011 -- The New York Times, Brown Outlines Proposal to Cut California Pension Costs. Read more.

October 7, 2011 -- Reuters, California's key revenue report near, may trigger cuts. Read more.

September 26, 2011 -- San Francisco Chronicle, State budget reform or just more tricks? Read more.

September 21, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, California borrowing benefits from market, improved budget stability. Read more.

September 6, 2011 -- Contra Costa Times, Retirement race as Contra Costa workers take last shot at pension boosting benefit. Read more.

August 28, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, California's corporate tax collection lags. Read more.

August 12, 2011 -- Associated Press, Study: Hybrid pension plans would save billions. Read more.

August 12, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, Study predicts California pension savings with hybrid plan. Read more.

August 10, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, California tax revenue plummets in July, raising fear of trigger cuts. Read more.

August 9, 2011 -- Reuters, Stock market turmoil a bad omen for California budget. Read more.

August 4, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, Capitol Journal: U.S. budget ax hangs over California. Read more.

July 16, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Strategists flock to looming Amazon vs. Wal-Mart ballot fight. Read more.

July 3, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Dan Morain: GOP budget 'victory' is hollow. Read more.

June 29, 2011 -- The New York Times, As California Democrats Agree on Budget, Governor's Goal Remains Unmet. Read more.

June 12, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Roger Niello, others push raising retirement age for public workers. Read more.

May 24, 2011 -- San Francisco Chronicle, California budget expected to soar in next 4 years. Read more.

May 20, 2011 -- San Francisco Chronicle, LinkedIn IPO could give California tax windfall. Read more.

May 19, 2011 --, Summing Up Public-Sector Pay. Read more.

May 18, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, California's revenue surge might stymie efforts to stabilize finances. Read more.

May 17, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Jerry Brown recasts tax push, targeting Calironia's 'wall of debt'. Read more.

May 15, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Brown's Countdown, Day 126: Budget forecasts based on guesstimates. Read more.

May 9, 2011 -- Reuters, Revised CA budget in works as revenue rises. Read more.

May 7, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, A case for pension reform. Read more.

May 7, 2011 -- Contra Costa TImes, Borenstein: Dispelling the public-sector salary myth. Read more.

May 6, 2011 -- Ventura County Star, Pension study: Teachers' benefits are modest. Read more.

May 5, 2011 -- The New York Times, In California, Study Says, Teachers' Pensions Fall Short of Other Public. Read more.

May 5, 2011 -- The Orange County Register, Teachers: Most important job, least generous pensions? Read more.

May 5, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, Proposals would cut benefits for California employees 25% to 40%. Read more.

May 5, 2011 --, Public vs. private pension study: the gap widens. Read more.

April 22, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Uptick to income tax raises budget hopes at California Capitol. Read more.

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April 13, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, Move to disincorporate Vernon could drive businesses away. Read more.

March 26, 2011 -- The New York Times, Political Odd Couple, United by Crisis in California Budget. Read more.

March 26, 2011 -- Wall Street Journal, The Price of Taxing the Rich. Read more.

March 24, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Brown's Countdown, Day 74: Governor wants proposals from GOP. Read more.

March 11, 2011 -- Wall Street Journal, Covert Maneuvers Grease California Budget Talks. Read more.

March 9, 2011 -- San Francisco Chronicle, California faces tough budget choices. Read more.

March 3, 2011 -- Los Angeles Times, Vernon disincorporation would cost jobs, report commissioned by city says. Read more.

March 3, 2011 -- Fox & Hounds, New Studies on Vernon and California Warn of Business Woes. Read more.

March 3, 2011 -- FlashReport, Vernon a Key Part of Southland Economic Engine. Read more.

February 8, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, The Buzz: Yesterday's 'retreats' are today's private budget talks. Read more.

January 31, 2011 -- Contra Costa Times, Barnidge: Fixing California's broken budget will require some changes. Read more.

January 23, 2011 -- San Jose Mercury News, As Jerry Brown's budget boss, low-key Stanford grad faces high-stakes challenge. Read more.

January 21, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Brown's Countdown, Day 12: State work force expected to shrink. Read more.

January 17, 2011 -- The Oakland Tribune, My Word: Cold comfort, but California has lots of company - By Brad Williams. Read more.

January 3, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, Viewpoints: Budget remedy will require major reforms - By Brad Williams and Pete Schaafsma. Read more.

January 2, 2011 -- The Sacramento Bee, The Conversation: Can California be pulled from the brink? Read more.

December 31, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Finance head Ana Matosantos no stranger to working both sides of the aisle. Read more.

December 21, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Viewpoints: Governor's reforms will help California. Read more.

December 3, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Brown to go public with California's dire budge news. Read more.

November 22, 2010 -- LA Times Blog, Genest Consulting announces the addition of Schaafsma and Williams. Read more.

November 22, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Williams and Schaafsma join Genest Consulting. Read more.

November 22, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Genest among those asked for advice on budget by Brown's transition. Read more.

November 21, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Genest urges Brown to attack deficit's core. Read more.

November 14, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Nicolaus Bergruen Institute's Think Long Committee's timing for reform is well timed. (Genest Consulting is a key advisor to the Committee). Read more.

September 20, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Walters cites Genest Consulting analysis of health exchange legislation. Read more.

August 18, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Genest joins Hertzberg in call for budget reforms. Read more.

June 11, 2010 -- San Francisco Chronicle, Genest supports parks initiative. Read more.

May 13, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Morain says, "Genest understands the intricacies of a budget as few others do." Read more.

February 10, 2010 -- The Sacramento Bee, Genest Consulting analysis cited at legislative hearing. Read more.

October 7, 2010 -- Milken Institute, Genest participates in national conference on state and local finances. Read more.

November 13, 2009 -- Pew Center for the States, Genest calls for state/federal realignment. Read more.

June 10, 2009 -- LA Times, Skelton: "Genest is mostly correct." Read more.

"Genest understands the intricacies of a budget as few others do. He worked on every budget dating back to 1982."

- Dan Morain
The Sacramento Bee