Budget Office

The Budget Office provides credible, accurate, financial information to Governor Gina Raimondo. The Office presents objective insight, analysis, and advice to the Governor to maximize finite resources and implement his policy priorities. The Budget Office prepares the annual state budget and assembles, correlates, and revises the revenue estimates and appropriation requests for state departments.

Mission - The Budget Office is headed by State Budget Officer Thomas A. Mullaney. The goal of the Budget Office is to provide sound staff advice to the Governor for the responsible financial management of state government, including evaluation of needed resources, analysis of state programs, priorities, and alternatives, and the optimum allocation of resources to meet policy and management goals for services to the people of Rhode Island. The Budget Office staff is responsible for the analysis, processing and production of budget recommendations, development of economic and revenue forecasts, and the production of other financial documents, including Official Statements that accompany the issuance of General Obligation Bonds and other debt. The office’s work is guided by our mission to ensure accountability of and value for public dollars.

The functions performed by the Budget Office staff include:

Budget Development - Producing the governor's annual, supplemental, and capital budgets is the Budget Office’s highest priority. This involves analysis of departmental budget submissions, means of financing, incorporation of gubernatorial priorities and decisions, technical assistance to smaller agencies, presentation and testimony on the executive budget before the General Assembly and technical assistance/negotiation in preparation of the annual appropriations bill.

Financial Planning and Budgetary Reporting - The Budget Office provides policy makers historical, current and projections of revenues and expenditures. The Office is also responsible for the development of the state’s five-year financial forecast, as required by law.

Financial/Economic Analysis – Budget Office staff conduct analyses to: identify areas of the budget that suggest budget or financial management problems exist; ensure that state policies and adopted laws incorporate sound financial management principles; and identify budget options and analyze budget issues for executive and legislative consideration. Staff are also responsible for revenue estimating, including participation in the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference and periodic reporting on actual revenues versus estimates.

Budget Implementation - The Budget Office develops and implements statewide budget policies and ensures that agency spending plans conform to state laws. Tasks include development of monthly allotments, selected review of encumbrances and payments, and preparation of quarterly projections of year-end balances.

Debt Issuance – The Budget Office, in cooperation with the Office of the General Treasurer, is responsible for preparation for bond and other debt issuance by the state, including presentations to rating agencies, preparation of offering circulars, tracking of expenditures against authorizations and debt management.

Budget Primer

Budget Primer

The Budget Office developed the primer to provide information on the annual budget and appropriations process. For detailed information on the budget process, select a section listed below.

Analyst Agency Assignments

Analyst Agency Assignments

Name

Phone Number

Title

Assignment

Suzanne Amerault

(401) 222-6203

Programming Services Officer

Personnel Actions

Employee Contract Tracking

Office Management

Official Statement

Ronald Bickham II

(401) 222-2113

Budget Analyst I

Department of Business Regulation

Department of Labor and Training

Commission for Human Rights

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

Narragansett Bay Water Quality Commission

Andres Blanco

(401) 222-6417

Programmer Analyst Manager

Network And Database Management

Information Processing Liaison

Technical Support

Systems Administration

Web Page

Carmela Corte

(401) 222-8279

Supervising Budget Analyst

Executive Office of Commerce

Department of Environmental Management

Housing Resources Commission

Capital Center Commission

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Rhode Island Industrial Facilities Corporation

Rhode Island Industrial Recreational Building Authority

I-195 Commission

Quonset Development Corporation

Lucas Dieter

(401) 222-6421

Budget Analyst I

Department of Health

Department of Human Services

Office Of The Mental Health Advocate

Dezeree Hodish

(401) 222-1154

Budget Analyst I

General Assembly

Board Of Elections

Secretary Of State

Department Of Public Safety

Storm Lawrence

(401) 222-1153

Budget Analyst I

Rhode Island Council on the Arts

Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Dennis Michaud

(401) 222-2327

Budget Analyst II

Office of the Attorney General

Department of Corrections

Public Utilities Commission

Office of the Public Defender

Judicial Department - Constitution

Thomas Mullaney

(401) 222-6300

Executive Director/State Budget Officer

Capital Development, Planning and Oversight Commission (Chair)

OPEB Board (Chair)

Tobacco Settlement Financing Corp (Chair)

State Investment Commission

State Employee Retirement Board

Information Statement

Daniel R. Orgel

(401) 222-2329

Supervising Budget Analyst

Capital Development, Planning and Educational Building Corporation

Higher Education

Student Loan Authority

Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation

John Raymond

(401) 222-6416

Supervising Budget Analyst

Department of Behavioral Healthcare

Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

Office of Health and Human Services

Caseload Estimating

Kimberly Reynolds

(401) 222-6412

Senior Budget Analyst

Department of Administration

Department of Revenue

Lieutenant Governor

Convention Center Authority

Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation

Sharon Savicki

(401) 222-5057

Administrative Officer

RIFANS - Purchasing

Fiscal Note Database

Evelyn Shapiro

(401) 222-6418

Budget Analyst I

Department of Transportation

Coastal Resources Management Council

Rhode Island Ethics Commission

Rhode Island Airport Corporation

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

Steven Smalley

(401) 222-6423

Budget Analyst I

Department of Children, Youth & Families

Governor's Commission on Disabilities

Office of the Child Advocate

NASBO Surveys

Gregory Stack

(401) 222-2194

Supervising Budget Analyst

Military Staff

RI Emergency Management Agency

Office of the General Treasurer

Ethics Commission

Appropriations Act

Assessed Fringe Benefit Fund