California Health Care Foundation

LizHillFormer California Legislative Analyst Liz Hill, Renowned Straight Shooter, Turns Her Focus to Health Policy

Published April 20th, 2016

Elizabeth Hill became the first woman to head the California Legislative Analyst’s Office in 1986 when she was eight months’ pregnant with her second child. For 22 years, she held one of the most important positions in state government — advising the 120-member legislature during fractious times and sometimes clashing over policy recommendations in an increasingly partisan environment beset by the passage of term limits, deep budget cuts, and recession.