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Michael Leachman    

Vice President for State Fiscal Policy at CBPP

Michael Leachman is Vice President for State Fiscal Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He directs the Center’s state policy research, overseeing analyses of state policy trends, how federal policy decisions affect states, and state policy choices that improve equity and boost opportunity.

Prior to joining the Center in 2009, Leachman was a policy analyst for nine years at the Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP), a member of the State Priorities Partnership. His work at OCPP included research on corporate income taxes, reserve funds, and spending limits.

Earlier in his career, Leachman worked as a community organizer in Chicago and, during graduate school, conducted a range of research projects in collaboration with community organizations.

Leachman holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago.

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