Former Director of Michigan House Fiscal Agency
Mitchell 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.
Click here for Mitch Bean's resume.
Former State Treasurer
Robert 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
Click here for Robert Kleine's