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Catherine Benham - Chief Fiscal OfficerLeads the Office. Responsible for general fiscal issues, federal and state fiscal policy, information technology, education, and other subjects as needed.
Emily Byrne - Deputy Fiscal OfficerBudget
Supervises the Budget team. Responsible for general fiscal issues, 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 OfficerHouse 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.
Joyce Manchester - Senior Economist/Associate Fiscal OfficerData 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.
Aimee Pope - Associate Fiscal OfficerSenate Appropriations
Provides overall budget expertise and support to the Senate 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.
Chris Rupe - Associate Fiscal OfficerSupervises the Revenue team
Offers overall revenue expertise and oversight regarding changes to tax policy, including income, sales and use, meals and rooms, property, and other taxes. Provides analysis on other areas such as pensions and other post-employment benefits, and supports the Revenue team’s work on economic development, education finance and the fee bill.
Sorsha Anderson - Senior Staff AssociateProvides 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 AnalystRevenue 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.
Jeremy Fonte - Systems AnalystSoftware 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 - Principal Fiscal AnalystHealth 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.
Scott Moore - Legislative Finance ManagerLegislative 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.
Grady Nixon - Fiscal Editor and Bill CoordinatorPrepares 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 - Senior Fiscal AnalystEducation 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.
Patrick Titterton - Senior Fiscal AnalystEconomic 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 AssociateProvides administrative support to the House Committee on Appropriations and the Joint Fiscal Committee.