Who we are
State Budget Solutions (SBS) is a non-partisan, non-profit, national public policy organization with the mission to change the way state and local governments do business.
State Budget Solutions produces studies, articles, reports and compelling narrative about the critical issues that affect state and local budgets, including pension reform, health care and education. SBS engages state leaders, journalists and others on positive reforms aimed at improving the functionality of government.
SBS works to make its vision of empowered citizens a reality but promoting policies that provide workable solutions for local people to make local decisions through the project Federalism In Action.
Bob Williams, President
Bob Williams is President of State Budget Solutions. He is a former state legislator, gubernatorial candidate an auditor with the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO). Bob is a national expert in fiscal and tax policies, election reform and disaster preparedness. Because of his unique experience and expertise, Bob is a frequent guest on talk radio and at public forums. His commentary on state budget solutions appears frequently in newspapers, journals and online publications.
Bob Williams is the Founder and Senior Fellow of the Freedom Foundation, a public policy organization in Olympia, Washington, dedicated to the advancement of individual liberty. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. Bob worked as a GAO auditor of the Pentagon and Post Office before moving to Washington state where he served five terms in the Washington state legislature and was the 1988 Republican nominee for governor. He is a former certified public accountant. Currently Bob is the private sector chair of the ALEC Tax & Fiscal Policy Task Force.
The Williams Report, a weekly compilation of state budget, collective bargaining and state pension news, can be found here.
Bob Williams may be contacted at bobwilliams@
Prior to joining ALEC, Chaz served as Director of Development for S4, a nonprofit dedicated to Social Security reform, and as a Major Gifts Officer for the Leadership Institute.
Beyond nonprofit-fundraising experience, Chaz is a veteran of dozens of political, referendum and issue campaigns in Virginia and his native state of Maine. Chaz is an alumnus of the University of Maine Augusta. Chaz worked his way through college while simultaneously working as an Aide to the Maine State Senate Leadership. Chaz is a past President of the Washington Area State Relations Group; an association of DC based state government affairs professionals.
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Joe Luppino-Esposito, Editor and Counsel
Holly Carter oversees the daily operations and overall strategy for the Federalism in Action project that seeks to restore local control and decision-making nationwide.
Prior to joining SBS, Holly served as the operations coordinator for Race Fans 4 Freedom (RF4F), a project that educates race fans about economic principles. She formerly worked as the policy coordinator for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky's free market think tank, and also participated in the Koch Associate Program, a yearlong management and talent development program. Holly previously served as the executive director of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), a national organization dedicated to the education and leadership of conservative college women.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Holly graduated from the University of Florida and currently lives in Lexington, KY, with her husband.
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You may contact State Budget Solutions President Bob Williams at email@example.com and CEO J. Scott Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Budget Solutions
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