Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor Retires After 40 Years Of Scrutinizing State Budgets Cody Drabble Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, legislative analyst Mac Taylor speaks about California's budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Taylor is retiring after four decades on the job.AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Mac Taylor has served California as the Legislative Analyst since 2008, capping a four decade career with the office. The Legislative Analyst’s Office was created in 1941, and Taylor is just the fifth person to serve in that role analyzing the state budget and advising lawmakers on how new laws impact the state’s coffers. He’s a nonpartisan fiscal expert with experience dealing with the state’s tax, retirement, labor and housing issues. Earlier this summer, Mac Taylor announced his retirement. He spoke with CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler about his long and distinguished career.