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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.
Provides overall budget expertise and shared responsibility for drafting and production of the annual budget bill including support for the Senate Appropriations Committee 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 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.
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.
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.
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 included Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and other programs.
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.
Creates and maintains software solutions for the Joint Fiscal Office and the legislative budget as a whole. Also creates data visualizations and GIS maps.
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.
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.
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.
Provides analysis on economic and workforce development, and consumption-based taxes and revenues. Supports work on other tax-related issues.