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Mitch Bean

Former Director of Michigan House Fiscal Agency

Mitch BeanMitchell E. Bean served as the Director of the Michigan House Fiscal Agency, a nonpartisan agency within the Michigan House of Representatives. Agency personnel provide confidential, nonpartisan assistance to the House Appropriations Committee and all other members of the House on legislative fiscal matters.

Mitch was one of three voting members of the Michigan Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference which, by law, determines the official economic and revenue forecast that serves as the basis for the state budget.

Prior to his appointment as Agency Director, Mitch was the Chief Economist for the Michigan House of Representatives. He has extensive experience in forecasting Michigan's tax revenue, and has produced numerous publications on related topics. In addition, he has been a regular participant in discussions at the Midwest Economic Roundtable, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Mitch served as a statutorily-appointed Commissioner on Michigan's Legislative Commission on Government Efficiency and as the Staff Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Budgets and Revenue Committee for 2009-2010. He was a member of the NCSL's Deficit Reduction Task Force created to consult with the newly created National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and served as Overall Staff Vice Chair of the NCSL Standing Committees for 2010-2011.

Mitch received a B.A. in economics from Washington State University, Pullman, WA, and an M.A. in economics from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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Robert Kleine

Former State Treasurer

Robert KleineRobert Kleine, was the Treasurer of Michigan until January 1, 2011. He was appointed by Governor Granholm in April 2006. He was formerly vice president and senior economist at Public Sector Consultants, where he was employed for 16 years.

He has extensive experience in analyzing public policy issues, state and local government budgets, economic forecasting, tax policy analysis, and school organization and finance. Mr. Kleine also was employed by the State of Michigan for 17 years, the last ten as Director of the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis, where he was responsible for state economic and revenue forecasts and development of state tax policy.

Mr. Kleine also was employed for about 2 1/2 years as a Senior Analyst by the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, where he conducted studies on such state and local finance issues as cigarette smuggling, state tax comparisons, value-added taxation, and state and local tax policy.

He has also been an adjunct professor at Michigan State University, teaching public finance. He has a B.A. in economics and history from McDaniel College and an MBA from Michigan State University.

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