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Recent Publications

KC Fiscal Focus: 5 Tips for Finding Millions of Dollars, Even Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of Hidden Money in State and Local Budgets

Kersten Communications Inc. has produced a new brief titled “5 Tips for Finding Millions of Dollars, Even Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of Hidden Money in State and Local Budgets.” To view this publication click here.

California Foie Gras Ban, a Bust: Ineffective Law Shifts Jobs from California to Nevada

Robert Marcelis, a third-year student at UC Davis Law School and contributor to Kersten Communications Inc., wrote a special report titled “California Foie Gras Ban, a Bust: Ineffective Law Shifts Jobs from California to Nevada,” which explains how California’s foie gras ban, which took effect on July 1, 2012, is largely ineffective due to legal loopholes and has contributed to the shift of jobs from California to Nevada as producers and retailers… Read More...

Economists, Budget Experts Agree that ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Threatens California’s Economic Recovery and the State Budget Picture

As ‘fiscal cliff’ talks appear to be in stalemate, economists and state budget experts agree that Washington’s fiscal cliff significantly threatens California’s economy and state budget situation at a time when things were starting to look up for the state economy and state budget picture.  Kersten Communications Inc. has produced a new report summarizing the impacts of the fiscal cliff on California and the major tax changes triggered if… Read More...

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