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10/23/2017 MEDIA ADVISORY: Revenue & Caseload Estimated Conference scheduled
STATE HOUSE — The Revenue & Caseload Estimating Conference is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Nov. 10.  All meetings are public and will be held in Room 35 on the basement level of the State House.

Twice yearly, in the spring and the fall, the conference principals (the state budget officer, Senate fiscal advisor, House fiscal advisor) must reach a consensus on what the state general revenues and caseload expenses are estimated to be for the current fiscal year and the budget year. The General Assembly and the state budget office use these projections to prepare the budget.

The meeting schedule of the fall estimating conference is:

Tuesday, Oct. 24        Testimony
9 a.m.              Cash assistance and medical caseloads —
Department of Human Services and Executive Office of Health and Human Services
 
Tuesday, Oct. 31        Follow-up Testimony
9 a.m.              Cash assistance and medical caseloads —
Department of Human Services and Executive Office of Health and Human Services
 
Friday, Nov. 3            Economic Overview and Testimony
9 a.m.               U.S. and R.I. economic forecasts —
IHS Global Insight economist Michael Lynch
 
R.I. Labor Market Conditions —
Department of Labor and Training Labor Market Information Unit
Assistant Director Donna Murray
 
Consensus Economic Forecast
 
10:30 a.m.       Unclaimed Property — Office of the General Treasurer
Historic Structures Tax Credits — Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission
Motion Picture Production Tax Credits — R.I. Film and Television Office
Lottery Receipts —Department of Revenue, Division of Lottery
Commerce Corporation Tax Credits, Commerce Corporation
 
Monday, Nov. 6         Testimony
9 a.m.             Tax Collections — Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation
                        Acting State Tax Administrator Neena Savage
                        Accruals — Accounts and Controls, State Controller Peter Keenan
                        Gross Earnings on Public Utilities – Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
                        Macky McCleary, Administrator
 
Tuesday, Nov. 7         Caseload Estimate
9 a.m.              Caseload Estimating Conference
 
Wednesday, Nov. 8   Follow-up Testimony (if necessary)
9 a.m.             Tax Collections — Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation
                        Acting State Tax Administrator Neena Savage
                        Accruals — Accounts and Controls, State Controller Peter Keenan
 
Friday, Nov. 10          Revenue Estimate
9 a.m.             Revenue Estimating Conference


For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
(401)222-1922