Michael Leachman is the director of state fiscal research for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), which analyzes state tax and budget policy decisions. He is coauthor, along with Inimai M. Chettiar of the ACLU and Benjamin Geare (also of CBPP), of the recent report Improving Budget Analysis of State Criminal Justice Reforms: A Strategy for Better Outcomes and Saving Money.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the American Civil Liberties Union recently released Improving Budget Analysis Of State Criminal Justice Reforms: A Strategy For Better Outcomes And Saving Money. The report analyzes how states prepare fiscal notes of sentencing and corrections legislation. Also known as fiscal impact analyses, fiscal notes report the budgetary impact of pending legislation and, when done well, can add critical information to the policy process.