Budget Advocacy

State budgets, proposed annually by the Governor and passed by the Legislature, is perhaps the most important financial document in each individual state. Decisions about funding for state departments, commissions and programs have an enormous impact on millions of residents. Ceiba expertly guides our clients through the budget process, which can at times seem byzantine and arcane. Our budget advocacy services include:

  • Meeting face to face with department heads, the Department of Finance, Legislative Leadership, members of the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees, and budget committee staff
  • Reviewing the Governor’s January Budget and the May Revise for proposals relevant to our clients
  • Advocating for items to be added to the budget, whether by the Department of Finance or the
  • Tracking items in the budget sub-committee and conference committee processes
  • Devising grassroots budget advocacy strategies to influence outcomes