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4/22/2019 MEDIA ADVISORY: Revenue & Caseload Estimating Conferences scheduled
STATE HOUSE — The Revenue & Caseload Estimating Conferences are scheduled Friday, April 26 through Friday, May 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 and 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 spring estimating conference is:
Friday, April 26         Testimony
9 a.m.              Cash assistance and medical caseloads —
Department of Human Services and Executive Office of Health and Human Services
 
Wednesday, May 1    Follow-up Testimony
9 a.m.              Cash assistance and medical caseloads —
Department of Human Services and Executive Office of Health and Human Services
 
Friday, May 3            Economic Overview and Testimony
9 a.m.               U.S. and R.I. economic forecasts —
IHS Markit 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
 
1 p.m.             Tax Collections — Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation
                        Acting State Tax Administrator Neena Savage
                        Accruals — Accounts and Controls, State Controller Peter Keenan
                       
 
Monday, May 6         Caseload Estimate
9 a.m.              Caseload Estimating Conference
 
Wednesday, May 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, May 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