Chair, USC State Capital Center Advisory Board
California Legislative Analyst
After two decades serving as California’s nonpartisan legislative analyst, Elizabeth Hill announced in March 2008 she will retire later in the year. Hill commenced a career in state government in 1976, joining California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office as a program analyst focusing on criminal justice. Following specializations in other policy areas, she was appointed California legislative analyst by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee in 1986.
As legislative analyst, she serves as a nonpartisan fiscal advisor to both houses of the California Legislature and oversees the preparation of annual fiscal and policy analyses of the State of California’s $126 billion budget and its various programs. Her office is also charged with the responsibility of preparing impartial analyses for all initiatives and constitutional measures qualifying for the state’s ballot.
Elizabeth has been an active member of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). She was vice president of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), serving on the editorial board of the Public Administration Review. A member of the National Association of Legislative Fiscal Officers, Hill is past president of the western regional organization. She currently serves on the advisory boards of the Public Policy Institute of California, the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Following her academic training, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Stockholm, Sweden, conducting research into innovative Swedish transportation policies.