State Budget

Five changes Californians must approve for reforms

As California begins another year with a huge budget deficit, let me make some predictions. Before the confetti from the New Year's party hits the floor, the Legislature will slide into its time-honored gridlock... Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, Budget Reform, State Budget, Budget Reform, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, State Budget

Despite fee hikes, UC still cheaper than prison

Even with the latest tuition increase, a year at Cal is still cheaper than a year at San Quentin. Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, State Budget, Governance Reform, State Budget

Mike Genest: Ensuring state and municipal solvency

When I retired as Governor Schwarzenegger’s Director of Finance at the end of last year, I decided that I wanted to remain involved in state policy, especially surrounding our troubled budget.  Read More

Categories: Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Bob Hertzberg, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan

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