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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 -- Governing.com, 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 -- Calpensions.com, 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.

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