Purpose

Opening Remarks and Introductions:

Robert L. Megna, Budget Director
NYS Division of the Budget

The Honorable Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chairman
Senate Finance Committee

The Honorable Assemblyman Herman D. Farrell, Jr., Chairman
Assembly Ways and Means Committee

The Honorable Senator Liz Krueger, Ranking Minority Member
Senate Finance Committee

The Honorable Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks, Ranking Minority Member
Assembly Ways and Means Committee

Robert B. Ward, Deputy Comptroller
NYS Office of the Comptroller

Speakers Presentations:

Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson Advisors, LLC

Chris Varvares, Macroeconomic Advisers

James Diffley, IHS Global Insight

Jason Bram, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Ronnie Lowenstein, NYC Independent Budget Office

Closing Remarks