Economic & Revenue Forecast Council
The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) prepares state economic and General Fund and near General Fund revenue forecasts for the Governor and the Legislature. It monitors changes in the economic outlook throughout the year to anticipate shifts in revenue collections. This allows both the legislative and executive branches of state government to plan for the most likely revenue projections in preparation of the state budget. In addition, ERFC is responsible for overseeing and presenting a four-year outlook for the Governor’s proposed budget and the budget as passed by the Legislature, including the development of extended revenue forecasts. Additionally, the agency actively disseminates information about the state economy and revenues through its outreach program, which involves presentations by staff to public organizations and private business associations, a user friendly and regularly updated website, and accessibility to both print and broadcast media. The ERFC also partners with the Office of the State Treasurer to provide information to bond rating agencies and potential investors.
It is the mission of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council to combine statistical models and the best available data with sound judgment based on knowledge of the state’s economy and revenue system to produce forecasts in a collaborative environment.
|Net change from current biennium||94,000 Increase|
|Percent change from current biennium||5.2% Increase|
Operating Budget: Summary
|2017-19 Appropriations||Appropriated Funds||Expenditures|
|Amount||Estimated Balance||2015-17 Actual||2017-19 Estimated||2019-21 Proposed|
|1,652,000||General Fund - Basic Account - State||1,628,611||1,652,000||1,746,000|
|102,000||Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State||102,000||102,000|
|50,000||Lottery Administrative Account - State||50,000||50,000||50,000|
|1,804,000||Total Appropriated Funds||1,678,611||1,804,000||1,898,000|
Operating Budget: Program Summary
Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium
|2016-17 Actual||2017-18 Estimated||2018-19 Estimated||2019-20 Proposed||2020-21 Proposed|
|FTE Staff Years||5.2||5.1||5.1||6.1||6.1|