Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office


One Baldwin Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
(802) 828-2295
General Inquires:

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Stephen Klein - Chief Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-5769
General Fiscal Issues, Office Management, Federal and State Fiscal Policy, Pensions, Information Technology
Catherine Benham - Associate Fiscal Officer/Chief Operating Officer
(802) 828-0111
Institutions (Capital Bill), Information Technology, Education, and other subjects as needed
Stephanie Barrett - Associate Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-5973
Senate Appropriations, Medicaid
Overall budget expertise and shared responsibility for drafting and production of the annual budget bill. Maintains annual analysis of the General Fund for fiscal year budgetary balance and near and short term growth. Provides analysis and assistance on other activities and legislation with fiscal impacts or dimensions. Represents JFO as part of the multi-agency joint staff Medicaid budget recommendation and year-end report.
Maria Belliveau - Associate Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-5971
House Appropriations, Energy
Provides 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.
Joyce Manchester - Senior Economist/Associate Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-3099
Health Care Finance, Data and Economic Analysis
The Senior Economist 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, health care financing, tax and fiscal policy, state and regional economic analysis, demographic challenges, and decarbonization methods.
Sorsha Anderson - Staff Associate
(802) 828-5622
House Committee on Ways and Means; Vermont Tax Structure Commission; general office support
Rebecca Buck - Senior Staff Associate
(802) 828-5969
Senate Appropriations, Production of Budget and Budget Adjustment Bills, HR Administrator
Graham Campbell - Senior Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-5768
Analyzes and estimates personal income, corporate income, sales and use, meals and rooms, and other non-property, non-transportation taxes. Also monitors State economic development programs, including Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI).
Daniel Dickerson - Fiscal Analyst/Financial Manager
(802) 828-2472
Revenue - Fees, Transportation, Natural Resources, Tax
Performs monitoring and analysis of the fee bill (executive and judiciary), state water quality activities, and state grants. Responsible for the biennial basic needs budget and livable wage report. Provides ad hoc research and analysis in the areas of tax/revenue, transportation, natural resources and economic development.
Jeremy Fonte - Systems Analyst
(802) 828-5968
Webmaster, Office Finance
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 Care Finance
Health and human services related issues including health care reform, Medicaid, health insurance, and other health care finance related issues.
Mark Perrault - Senior Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-5972
Education finance generally; municipal property tax; use value appraisal program; homeowner and renter rebates; property tax adjustment; special education; technical education; state and federal categorical aid for education; equalization study.
Neil Schickner - Seasonal Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-5977
Transportation Fund and Transportation Infrastructure Bond Fund revenues; Annual Transportation Bill and related issues
Sean Sheehan - Staff Director, Tax Structure Commission
(802) 828-6404
Supports the Commission’s work to evaluate Vermont’s revenue system and develop recommendations to make the structure work better for Vermonters.
Theresa Utton-Jerman - Senior Staff Associate
(802) 828-5767
Provides support to the following: Joint Fiscal Committee, House Committee on Appropriations, Joint Transportation Oversight Committee, and the Health Reform Oversight Committee. Manages the records for the Office as the Public Records Officer and assists in the budget production. Other ongoing projects include: New Member Orientation, Legislative Briefings, and the annual publication of the Fiscal Facts Booklet.
Chloe Wexler - Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst
(802) 828-1488
Researches, analyzes and models data-intensive queries on a variety of fiscal issues with an emphasis on education finance.