Many studies of the budgetary process focus on the national government while ignoring the state budgetary process and state budgetary actors. Executive budget analysts and legislative budget analysts are important gatekeepers in the budgetary process. These actors were surveyed to ascertain what influences their decisions and to determine what responsibilities are included in their job duties. The results show that many similarities exist between executive budget analysts and legislative budget analysts. Legislative budget analysts are more involved in the budgetary process than many believe. Consequently, they play important “gatekeeping” roles in the budgetary process.
Goodman, D. (2008), "Executive budget analysts and legislative budget analysts: state budgetary gatekeepers", Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Vol. 20 No. 3, pp. 299-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPBAFM-20-03-2008-B002
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