Legislative Analyst To Retire

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
She’s known to some in the Capitol Press Corps as the state’s “budget nun” for her non-partisan widely respected analysis. Elizabeth Hill has worked for the legislative analyst’s office for more than 32 years – and has run the shop for 22 of them. She says stepping down is tough: “I think it was certainly a difficult decision on my part because this was a dream job.” Hill says the analyst’s role of providing advice on budget and policy issues to lawmakers is one that she’s relished: “I’ve been able to make a living by doing analysis and making recommendations in a non-partisan way. I get really jazzed about analysis.” Hill’s biggest regret has to do with – surprise surprise – the state budget. She says she disappointed that it’s still unbalanced. Hill says she and her husband plan to spend lots of time traveling and golfing in retirement. Her replacement will be chosen by the joint legislative budget committee.