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4/21/2023 MEDIA ADVISORY: Revenue & Caseload Estimating Conference scheduled
STATE HOUSE — The Revenue & Caseload Estimating Conference is scheduled to take place Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, May 10.

Twice yearly, in the spring and the fall, the conference principals (the State Budget Officer, House Fiscal Advisor and Senate 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 principals include State Budget Officer Joseph Codega Jr., House Fiscal Advisor Sharon Reynolds Ferland and Senate Fiscal Advisor Stephen Whitney.

The meeting schedule of the spring estimating conference is:

Monday, April 24 - Testimony
9 a.m.             Cash Assistance Caseload
                       Department of Human Services

                       Services for Private Community Developmentally Disabled Caseload       
                       Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals
1 p.m.             Medical Assistance Caseload
                       Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Monday, May 1 - Economic Overview and Testimony
 9 a.m.            U.S. and R.I. economic forecasts — IHS Markit
                       Michael Lynch, Economist

                       RI Labor Market Conditions – Department of Labor and Training
                       Donna Murray, Assistant Director, Labor Market Information Unit

                       Consensus Economic Forecast

10:30 a.m.      Lottery Receipts —Department of Revenue, Division of Lottery
                        Mark Furcolo, Director, Division of Lottery
                       Commerce Corporation Tax Credits – RI Commerce Corporation
                       Bill Ash, Interim President and COO, RI Commerce Corporation

2 p.m.             Caseload Follow-up testimony (if necessary)*
                       Cash Assistance Caseload
                       Department of Human Services
                       Services for the Private Community Developmentally Disabled Caseload
                       Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals
                       Medical Assistance Caseload
                       Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Thursday, May 4 – Testimony
1 p.m.             Tax Collections – Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation
                        Neena Savage, State Tax Administrator
                        Accruals – Department of Administration, Office of Accounts and Controls
                        Dorothy Pascale, State Controller
Friday, May 5 – Caseload Estimating Conference and Revenue Testimony      
9 a.m.             Caseload Estimating Conference
Monday, May 8 – Follow up testimony (if necessary)*
2 p.m.             Tax Collections – Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation
                        Neena Savage, State Tax Administrator
Wednesday, May 10 – Revenue Estimate Conference
9 a.m.              Revenue Estimating Conference
The meetings will be televised live on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox on Channels 15 and 61, on i3Broadband on Channel 15 and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers. They will also be live streamed at  Meeting Materials will be made available on the General Assembly website at

For more information, contact:
Larry Berman, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 322
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2466