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State Financial Analyst


Paul Emerson joined TAC's County Information Program in 2006 as a state financial analyst. Emerson worked as a fiscal note coordinator for the Legislative Budget Board for five years. He was also employed as chief of staff for then-Rep. Sylvester Turner. Emerson also served three years as a budget analyst for the Senate Finance Committee under both chairmen, the late former Sen. Teel Bivins and Sen. Rodney Ellis, and worked a year as a policy analyst for Sen. Ellis.

Emerson holds a B.S. from Oregon State University, an M.B.A. from Prairie View A&M and a J.D. from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. His areas of expertise include the following:

  • State budgetary issues
  • Comparative analyses
  • Research and collection of data
  • Fiscal notes