Provides professional services for legislators, legislative staff, and legislative committees and commissions after an initial period of instruction to obtain a working knowledge of legislative operations, OLS policies, manuals, and procedures. Works under the direct supervision of a section chief or higher-titled staff. Conducts research and provides analysis on issues and policy matters of legislative concern. Drafts, reviews, and analyzes legislation. Provides research, drafting, and administrative support to legislative committees and commissions. Communicates with legislators, legislative staff, and superiors, both in private and in a public setting, and with State and local officials and public and private representatives. Fiscal Analysts also review, analyze, and report on budget requests of State agencies; identify fiscal issues and prepare background papers on issues or budget alternatives. Prepare fiscal notes and estimates. Review, analyze, and recommend action on requests for transfers of appropriations. Maintain accessible fiscal reference data and files required for performance of assigned work. Deputy Counsels also conduct legal research and write legal opinions.