One Baldwin Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
(802) 828-2295
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Catherine Benham - Chief Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-0111
Leads the Office. Responsible for general fiscal issues, federal and state fiscal policy, information technology, education, and other subjects as needed.
Sarah Clark - Deputy Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-5769
Supervises the Budget team. Responsible for general fiscal issues, health and human services, Federal and State fiscal policy, Federal funding, Information Technology, assistance with office management, and other subjects as needed. Provides fiscal research and support services to the Legislature. Monitors the fiscal operations of the State including revenues, budgeting and expenditures.
Maria Belliveau - Associate Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-5971
House Appropriations, Energy
Provides overall budget expertise and support to the House Appropriations committee, member of the team that drafts and produces the annual budget bill, provides support and analysis in a variety of other areas as requested.
Emily Byrne - Associate Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-5768
Revenue and tax policy
Supervises the Revenue team. Offers overall revenue expertise and oversight regarding changes to tax policy, including personal income, corporate income, sales and use, meals and rooms, property, and non-transportation taxes. Provides analysis and assistance on other areas such as State economic development programs, including Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI), and supports work on education finance and the fee bill.
Joyce Manchester - Senior Economist/Associate Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-3099
Data and Economic Analysis, Labor Issues, Climate Change
Provides policy analysis and research to the legislature on a variety of fiscal issues and works on current issues under consideration by the legislature as needed. In general, issues that come to the senior economist require deeper and more long-term analysis than the usual matters analyzed by JFO. Recent issues analyzed include minimum wage, paid family leave, tax and fiscal policy, state and regional economic analysis, demographic challenges, and decarbonization methods.
Sorsha Anderson - Senior Staff Associate
(802) 828-5622
Provides administrative support to the House Committee on Ways and Means; Manages the JFO approval process of State grants; Monitors and facilitates fiscal note tracking and website accessibility. Coordinates Joint Fiscal Office website improvements and provides website support to staff. Human Resources delegate for the office.
Ted Barnett - Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-5972
Revenue and Tax Policy
Provides analysis and support on revenue and tax policy for personal and corporate income tax, and property tax. Responsible for analysis and review of the annual fee bill and fee report. Provides additional support to other areas including Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and other programs.
Daniel Dickerson - Senior Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-2472
Legislative Budget and Capital Bill
Coordinates the budgeting and financial operations for the legislative branch. Provides fiscal support for the capital bill. Provides research and analysis for ad hoc fiscal issues.
Jeremy Fonte - Systems Analyst
(802) 828-5968
Software Development
Creates and maintains software solutions for the Joint Fiscal Office and the legislative budget as a whole. Also creates data visualizations and GIS maps.
Nolan Langweil - Senior Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-1043
Health and Human Services
Focuses on health and human services related issues including health care reform, Medicaid, health insurance, mental health, public health, and other health care finance related issues. Represents JFO as part of the multi-agency joint staff Medicaid budget recommendation and year-end report.
Grady Nixon - Fiscal Editor and Bill Coordinator
Prepares the annual budget and budget adjustment bills. Edits and ensures the accuracy of documents, publications and presentations produced by the Joint Fiscal Office.
Julia Richter - Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-6419
Education Finance, Climate Change
Focuses on the Education Fund, including education finance analysis, property taxes, and other property-tax-related issues. Additional focus includes climate change related issues and policy.
Chris Rupe - Senior Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-5977
Transportation, pensions, other post-employment benefits
Provides analysis on the Transportation Fund and Transportation Infrastructure Bond Fund revenues, Annual Transportation Bill and related issues, and Environmental issues related to transportation. Also works on state and teachers pensions and other post-employment benefits.
Andrea Smith - Committee Assistant
Provides administrative support to the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Leads special projects and provides support to the Joint Fiscal Office.
Patrick Titterton - Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-6429
Economic and Workforce Development
Provides analysis on economic and workforce development, and consumption-based taxes and revenues. Supports work on other tax-related issues.
Erin Viera - Senior Staff Associate
Provides administrative support to the House Committee on Appropriations and the Joint Fiscal Committee.