The forecast for the State Education Fund and the level of General Fund appropriations needed to pay for school finance have changed from when the General Assembly adjourned in May 2016. Property values grew rapidly in 2016, and are expected to continue to grow over the next few years. The...
Colorado receives annual payments from tobacco manufacturers as part of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. In April 2016, the state received $92.3 million. This memorandum presents the distribution of the 2016 payment and forecasts payments through 2019.
Presented to the Joint Education Committee on January 25, 2017.
Presented to the Joint Education Committee.
Presented to the Joint Education Committee at is January 25, 2017, meeting.
Submitted herewith is the final report of the Interim Committee to Study the Every Student Succeeds Act. This committee was created pursuant to Legislative Council Executive Committee approval of Interim Committee Letter 2016-6. The purpose of this committee is to study new federal legislation...
Presented to the Joint Education Committee at its January 18, 2017, meeting.
Presented to the Joint Finance Committee on January 5, 2017, meeting.
Presented to the Joint Finance Committee at its January 5, 2017, meeting.
Presented to the Joint Education Committee at its January 10, 2017, meeting.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the School Safety and Youth in Crisis Interim Committee.
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - December 2016 Forecast
Economic Outlook for the U.S. and Colorado
The ongoing expansion in the U.S. economy is fueld by consumer contributions.
Focus Colorado presents forecasts for the economy and state government revenue through FY 2017-18. Implications of the forecast for the state's General Fund budget and spending limit are described in the report's highlights and executive summary sections. The report is based on current law,...
New Legislator Orientation Phase II: FY 2016-17 State Operating Budget Overview
Understanding the State Budget: The Big Picture
- Where do our taxes go?
- State Government Revenue
- General Fund Budget
- TABOR Revenue Limit
This memorandum provides information about the oversight and review of capital projects. It defines capital projects and gives a sequential overview of the capital process, including master and program planning requirements, the initial review of capital requests, the role of the Capital...
Information technology (IT) is used by every state agency to make operations more efficient and services more widely available to the citizens of Colorado. Along with other day-to-day expenses of state government, expenses related to IT are paid through the operating budget in the state's annual...
Following voter approval of Referendum A in the 2000 General Election, the senior homestead property tax exemption became available beginning in property tax year 2002. The number of seniors claiming the exemption has grown over time, from 123,326 qualifying seniors in 2002 to 234,677 seniors...
Final report of the Capital Development Committee for FY 2015-16.
This memorandum responds to your request for information on school discipline policies. Specifically, you were contacted by a constituent expressing concern about several incidents at her granddaughter’s elementary school in School District 27J. Please note that because Legislative Council...
This issue brief outlines federal and state school nutrition programs, including eligibility, funding, and reimbursement.