The Budget Policy section is the central budget office for the Executive Branch of state government. Budget Policy staff work with the Governor’s Office, Legislative committees, Legislative Fiscal Office staff, and State agencies on fiscal policy, program review, organizational issues, performance management, and the development and monitoring of state agency budgets.
The section is comprised of ten analyst positions. These analysts work with state agencies throughout the budget development process. Analysts help agencies apply statewide policy to build the Agency Request Budget. Analysts then examine agency requests for resources and make recommendations to the Governor for development of the Governor’s Recommended Budget. Budget Policy staff members also represent and explain the Governor’s budget recommendations to the Legislature and other groups.
Analysts also work with state agencies in the execution of their budgets. Budget Policy staff members monitor agency budget performance, approve or deny allotment of agency funds, analyze agency program and staffing requests, and make recommendations on agency requests to the legislative Emergency Board.
Kay Erickson, Budget Policy Manager (503) 378-4588
Art Ayre, Policy and Budget Analyst, Public Safety program area lead(503) 378-3108
Dustin Ball, Policy and Budget Analyst, Economic Development program area lead (503) 378- 3119
Tamara Brickman, Policy and Budget Analyst, Transportation program area lead (503) 378-4709
Jim Carbone, Policy and Budget Analyst, Administration and Legislative program area (503) 378-3619
Cathleen Connolly, Policy and Budget Analyst, Natural Resources program area (503) 373-0083
Blake Johnson, Policy and Budget Analyst, Human Services and Public Safety program areas (503) 378-3195
Bill McGee, Policy and Budget Analyst, Education program area lead (503) 378-2078