A. Alan Post, the longtime legislative analyst who watched over the budgets of California governors from Earl Warren to Jerry Brown, has died. He was 96.
Post, who also was a well-regarded artist, died March 26 of natural causes at his home in Sacramento, said his son, David.
During Post's years in Sacramento he saw the state go from "a veritable outpost of the continental United States to one of the largest and most important political entities in the world," he told The Times in 1977 as he approached retirement.
The legislative analyst's office provides lawmakers with nonpartisan counsel on fiscal issues. Most years, Post drew his biggest headlines for his...