Policy Analysis Subject Areas


The Office of Policy Analysis in the Department of Legislative Services assigns each analyst into at least one of seven policy area workgroups.  The workgroups coordinate interim activities such as preparing policy studies, staffing statutory committees, monitoring commissions and task forces, compiling statistical data, and responding to requests from legislators and the public.  The workgroups produce many reports and other documents that may be of interest to the public.  These documents may be accessed through the following workgroup links:


·         Business, Technology, and Economic Development

·         Courts, Criminal Justice, and Civil Matters

·         Education

·         Health and Human Services

·         Intergovernmental Matters and Public Administration

·         Natural Resources, Environment, and Transportation

·         Taxes and Fiscal Planning


Additionally, the Office of Policy Analysis is responsible for the evaluation of various State boards and commissions in accordance with a statutorily mandated timetable.  Information on the evaluation process as well as links to evaluation documents can be found under


Sunset Review.


Measuring Maryland's Progress