The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) is a dynamic, merit-based organization that values excellence, expertise, teamwork, service, and diversity.
The LAO has provided nonpartisan fiscal and policy analysis to the California Legislature since 1941. The primary activities of the LAO are to:
Assist the Legislature in all aspects of the budget process through its analytical and oversight activities.
Respond to legislative requests for information about and analysis of the state’s budget and programs.
Conduct independent studies and produce self-generated reports on topics of importance to the state.
We deal with real-world problems that directly affect the public and assist the Legislature in setting budget priorities and state policy for one of the world’s largest economies. Working independently as well as in teams, we serve as the eyes and ears of the California Legislature to ensure that state-funded programs are operating in an efficient and effective manner.
The LAO is an equal opportunity employer.