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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.
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.
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.
Creates and maintains software solutions for the Joint Fiscal Office and the legislative budget as a whole. Also creates data visualizations and GIS maps.
Health and human services related issues including health care reform, Medicaid, health insurance, and other health care finance related issues.
Transportation Fund and Transportation Infrastructure Bond Fund revenues; Annual Transportation Bill and related issues; Environmental issues related to transportation.
State and teachers pensions, other post-employment benefits.