Find me on:
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    Powered by Squarespace

    Liz Profiled in State Tax Notes Magazine

    Covering the State Finance Beat
    by Billy Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton is the executive vice chancellor and CFO of the Texas A&M University System. In 2015 Hamilton led Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s Strike Force on the Health and Human Services Commission to complete a management analysis of the agency. Before that, Hamilton was the deputy comptroller for the Texas Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts from 1990 until he retired in 2006. He is also a private consultant, advising on numerous state tax matters. In this edition of State Tax Merry-Go-Round, Hamilton interviews Governing magazine public finance reporter Liz Farmer to get her thoughts on state and local tax policymaking from her perspective on the periphery, as well as her insight on the big public finance issues elected officials across the country are facing.

    Click to read more ...


    Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Fiscal Forum

    At Journalists Forum, in search of fiscal health

    Liz Farmer of Governing shared Finance 101, the magazine's ongoing series covering fiscal stress across the nation.

    Read more here:


    The Urban Institute: What Would Federal Tax Reform Mean for the States?


    • Liz Farmer, staff writer, Governing (moderator)
    • Jeff Friedman, partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
    • Elizabeth McNichol, senior fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    • Scott Pattison, executive director and chief executive officer, National Governors Association
    • Frank Sammartino, senior fellow, Urban Institute‚Äč

    Click to read more ...


    Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Annual Conference

    Liz was a panelist at the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management's annual conference in Washington, D.C.

    Next Generation Public Finance – Social Impact Bonds
    Moderator: Justin Marlowe, Associate Professor, University of Washington
    Michelle A. Sager, Director of Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
    John Roman, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute Justice Policy Center
    Sean French, Management and Program Analyst, Corporation for National and Community Service
    Lili Elkins, Chief Strategy Officer, ROCA Inc.

    Liz Farmer, Public Finance Writer, Governing magazine


    The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) is a section of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). ABFM aims to promote the professional development of budgeting and financial management in the public and non-profit sectors. 



    D.C.'s CFO retires

    Video no longer available