Governor's Office for Policy and Research

Office Description

 

The Governor's Office for Policy Research (GOPR) performs research and analysis on public policy issues important to the Commonwealth.

 

 

Contact Information

 
702 Capitol Avenue
Room 284, Capitol Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601
 

Phone: (502) 564-7300

 

 

Functions of GOPR

 
  • Contribute to Consensus Forecasting Process
  • Oversee sale of NOx credits
  • Conduct fiscal impact analysis of legislative proposals
  • Certify all TIF and Tourism Development and proposals
  • Estimate General Fund proceeds from MSA
  • Coordinate and staff tobacco working group to track ongoing MSA issue and ensure compliance
  • Provide calculations for county distributions per HB611
  • Project Medicaid expenditures with PWS and in-house cash expenditure model
  • Provide inmate population projection for the Department of Corrections
  • Provide research papers in conjunction with Long Term Policy Research Commission (LTPRC)
  • Provide testimony at legislatives committees
  • Maintain and operate Dynamic Regional Economic Forecasting Model (REMI) for evaluation of tourism, economic development and legislative proposals
 

 

Staff 

Michael Jones
Deputy  Executive Director for Policy and Research
Tax Policy
TIF and Tourism Development
Economic Development
Tourism
Prison Inmate Population Forecasting
Regional Economic Forecasting Model (REMI)
County Distribution per HB611
Master Settlement Agreement
Energy Policy
NOx Credits
Tax Policy
TIF and Tourism Development
Economic Development
Tourism
Medicaid Expenditures Forecasting