Colorado's Constitutional Spending Limit (2014)
In 1992, voters approved a Colorado Constitutional Amendment -- Article X, Section 20, known as the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR). TABOR limits annual growth in state spending.
State Revenue Transfers to Counties (2014)
This memorandum provides information on intergovernmental transfers of revenue from the state government to Colorado's 64 counties. Data from 2010 show that of $5.0 billion in total county revenue, about $1.3 billion or 25.8 percent came from intergovernmental transfers. The state portion made...
FY2014-15 Budget Package and Long Bill Narrative
Forecast March 2014
Focus Colorado presents forecasts for the economy and state government revenue through FY 2015-16. 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,...
CY 2014 FY 2013-14 Supplemental Package Narrative
FY 2014-15 Staff Budget Briefing Summary
The Smart Government Act (2013)
The Colorado General Assembly has considered and made changes to the state budget process during the past three years. Specifically, House Bill 10-1119 established a performance-based budgeting program through the State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government...
FY 2013-14 Budget In Brief
FY 2013-14 Appropriations Report
FY2013-14 Budget Package and Long Bill Narrative
CY 2013 FY 2012-13 Supplemental Package Narrative
State Highway Fund Revenue (2013)
State Highway Fund (SHF), the primary operating fund used by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to manage state transportation projects. The SHF receives revenue from the HighwayUsers Tax Fund (HUTF), various other revenue and fees, federal funds, and the General Fund. Each of...
FY 2013-14 Staff Budget Briefing Summary
FY 2012-13 Appropriations Report
FY 2012-13 Budget In Brief
FY 2012-13 Budget Package and Long Bill Narrative
CY 2012 FY 2011-12 Supplemental Package Narrative
FY 2011-12 Appropriations Report
FY 2011-12 Budget In Brief
FY 2011-12 Budget Package and Long Bill Narrative
CY 2011 FY 2010-11 Supplemental Package Narrative
Colorado PERA 2010 Reform Legislation and Historical Funded Status
This memorandum provides a brief description of the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA), presents the pension plan's historical funded ratio, and summarizes provisions of 2010 PERA reform legislation.