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CBPP Announces New Vice President for State Fiscal Policy and Communications

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) announced that Meg Wiehe has joined the organization as Vice President for State Fiscal Policy and Communications, following a national search. She will lead the State Fiscal Policy division’s policy team, which designs and promotes inclusive and equitable tax and budget policies through its own research and analysis as well as through technical support to state-level advocates. She will also lead the department’s communications team, which works to shape public debates and opinion on state policy issues and to build strategic communications capacity across the State Priorities Partnership network.

“I am thrilled to welcome Meg, one of the nation’s top experts on state fiscal policy, to CBPP,” said Michael Leachman, CBPP’s Senior Vice President for State Fiscal Policy and Co-Leader of the State Fiscal Policy division. “Meg not only brings deep knowledge of state and local tax policy but also a commitment to mentorship and equitable leadership practices. A key part of her role will be to support the continued growth of our talented team of researchers, analysts, and communicators.”

Wiehe spent more than a decade in leadership at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) as Deputy Director, where she managed a team of researchers who conducted rigorous analyses of tax and economic proposals and provided data-driven recommendations to shape equitable and sustainable tax systems.

Before joining ITEP in 2010, Wiehe worked to secure progressive tax victories in her home state of North Carolina as an analyst at the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center, a member of the State Priorities Partnership. She led a campaign to enact the state’s first refundable Earned Income Tax Credit and co-led a statewide revenue coalition whose work led to $1 billion in new revenue to address the state’s economic and budget crisis brought on by the Great Recession.

Currently, Wiehe is an adjunct faculty member at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University where she teaches a graduate course on state and local tax policy.

“I’ve worked closely with both the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the State Priorities Partnership over many years and have seen their incredible impact,” said Wiehe. “I am thrilled to join this team of talented, dedicated people working together towards our shared vision of economic, tax, and racial justice.”


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