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One Baldwin Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
(802) 828-2295
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Catherine Benham - Chief Fiscal Officer
(802) 828-0111
General Fiscal Issues, Office Management, Federal and State Fiscal Policy, 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; monitors the approval process of State grants.
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 - Legislative Finance Administrator/Senior Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-2472
Coordinates the budgeting and financial operations for the legislative branch. Provides research and analysis for ad hoc fiscal issues.
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.
Chrissy Gilhuly - Senior Staff Associate
(802) 828-5969
Senate Appropriations, Health Reform Oversight Committee, Production of Budget and Budget Adjustment Bills and HR Administrator.
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.
Breanna Parker - 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.
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.
Chris Rupe - Senior Fiscal Analyst
(802) 828-5977
Transportation, pensions, other post-employment benefits
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.
Theresa Utton-Jerman - Senior Staff Associate
(802) 828-5767
House Committee on Appropriations, Legislative Joint Fiscal Committee, and the Joint Transportation 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.