2021 Economic & Revenue Consensus Forecasting Conference Meeting

Section 23 of the State Finance Law requires that the Chairperson and Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Finance Committee, the Chairperson and Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, and the Director of the Budget jointly convene a consensus economic and revenue forecasting conference in the form of a joint Legislative-Executive public hearing by the end of February each year for the purpose of assisting the Governor and the State Legislature in reaching the New York State Consensus Revenue Forecast.

The conveners of the Conference also invite the New York State Comptroller and other participants to the Conference who provide guidance on the current United States U.S. and New York State NYS economic conditions as well as the effect of these conditions on State receipts.

In addition, on or before March 1 in each year, the Director of the Budget, the Secretary of the Senate Finance Committee and the Secretary of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee issue a joint report containing a consensus forecast of the economy and estimates of receipts for the current and the ensuing State Fiscal Year. 

Agenda

Opening Remarks and Introductions:

                 Robert F. Mujica Jr., Budget Director
                        NYS Division of the Budget
                 The Honorable Senator Liz Krueger, Chair
                        Senate Finance Committee
                 The Honorable Assemblywoman Helene E. Weinstein, Chair
                         Assembly Ways and Means Committee
                 The Honorable Senator Tom O’Mara, Ranking Minority Member
                        Senate Finance Committee
                 The Honorable Assemblyman Ed Ra, Ranking Minority Member
                         Assembly Ways and Means Committee
                 Maria Doulis, Deputy Comptroller
                        NYS Office of the State Comptroller

Presenters:
                   Chris Varvares, Co-head US Economics, IHS Markit
                   Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson Advisors, LLC
                   Jason Bram, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
                   Kajal Lahiri, University at Albany, State University of New York
                   Jared Walczak, Vice President of State Projects, Tax Foundation 

Closing Remarks

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