MACo Legislative Director Kevin Kinnally yesterday testified in support of SB 314 Board of Revenue Estimates and Bureau of Revenue Estimates – Organization and Operations before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee. This bill enables the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE) to better process and relay data on fiscal analyses, state and local revenues, and economic trends.
From the MACo Testimony:
Counties rely on data from the BRE to craft budgets and make informed policy decisions.
Among other requirements, this bill would encourage transparency by requiring BRE to
develop and maintain a website that includes its revenue estimates, projections, and reports,
which will streamline public access and equip local elected officials and finance professionals
with high-quality, county-specific data to pass along to their constituents and local businesses.
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