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Consensus Estimating Conferences

Consensus Forecasting -- Economic, demographic, caseload and revenue forecasts are essential for a variety of governmental planning and budgeting functions. Most importantly, revenue and caseload estimates are needed to ensure that the State meets the constitutional balanced budget requirement. In this regard, the various forecasts are primarily used in the development of the constitutionally required Long-Range Financial Outlook, the Governor's budget recommendations and the General Appropriations Act. Economic and demographic forecasts are also used to support estimates of revenues and demands for state services. While references to specific conferences exist in several places within the Florida Statutes, general statutory authority for the consensus forecasts is provided in ss. 216.133 to 216.138, F.S., which specify the duties of each conference and designate the conference principals and participants. See conference process for additional information.

Criminal Justice Estimating Conference

Demographic Estimating Conference

Early Learning Programs Estimating Conference

Economic Estimating Conference

Education Estimating Conference

Florida Retirement System Actuarial Assumption Conference

Revenue Estimating Conference

Self-Insurance Estimating Conference

Social Services Estimating Conference

Workforce Estimating Conference


Last Revised: November 21, 2014