Marijuana Regulation In Colorado (2016)
Colorado voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in 2000 and retail marijuana in 2012 through amendments to the Colorado Constitution. This issue brief provides an overview of current state law and regulations pertaining to medical and retail marijuana, and discusses the role of local...
Overview of the Colorado Open Records Act (2016)
The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) 1 creates a presumption in favor of public access to government documents. This issue brief addresses CORA’s two threshold questions: 1) what is and is not considered a public record; and 2) which public records are exempt from disclosure. It also briefly...
FY 2016-17 Operating Budget Summary Graphics
New Legislator Orientation Phase II: FY 2016-17 State Operating Budget Overview
Understanding the State Budget Presentation
Understanding the State Budget: The Big Picture
- Where do our taxes go?
- State Government Revenue
- General Fund Budget
- TABOR Revenue Limit
Colorado Judges (2016)
Colorado’s state court system is comprised of many different courts, including the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals (COA), and district courts. Colorado law also governs county courts and jurisdiction-specific courts in Denver.1 This issue brief describes the qualification requirements and...
Overview of Courthouse Funding (2016)
There are 86 courthouse facilities in Colorado: 71 courthouses and 15 probation offices. This issue brief provides an overview of court and court facility funding. Specifically, information is provided on state, county, and municipal court funding requirements and state supplemental funding...
Oversight and Review of Capital Projects (2016)
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 and the Role of the Joint Technology Committee (2016)
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...
Capital Construction and the Role of the Capital Development Committee (2016)
The day-to-day expenses of state government are paid through the operating budget in the state's annual budget bill. Expenses related to new construction, renovation, or maintenance of the state's capital assets are paid through the capital budget. This issue brief outlines the types of...
State Procurement and Contracting (2016)
The purchase of goods and services by public entities in Colorado is generally governed by the state procurement code. This code is designed to ensure the fair treatment of people seeking to do business with the state, to foster broad-based competition through a bidding process, and to save...
Capital Development Committee Fiscal Year 2015-16 Annual Report (2016)
Final report of the Capital Development Committee for FY 2015-16.
FY 2014-15 Supplemental Package Narrative MJ
Forecast September 2016
Focus Colorado presents forecasts for the economy and state government revenue through FY 2018-19. 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,...
Economic Outlook Presentation September 2016
Economic Outlook for the U.S. and Colorado
The ongoing expansion in the U.S. economy is fueld by consumer contributions.
Statutory Transfer to Fund Transportation and Capital Construction (2016)
Senate Bill 09-228, adopted by the General Assembly during the 2009 legislative session, created a five-year block of statutory transfers from the General Fund to pay for transportation and capital construction projects. This issue brief discusses the state law that specifies the amounts of...
Distribution of Marijuana Tax Revenue (2016)
This issue brief provides an overview of marijuana tax revenue. Three state taxes apply to marijuana, with medical and retail marijuana taxed differently. Both medical and retail marijuana are subject to the existing 2.9 percent state sales tax, which is applied to most purchases in the state....
FY 2016-17 Appropriations Report
FY 2016-17 Budget In Brief
Economic Outlook Presentation to Mountain States Employers Council (June 2016)
Economic Outlook Mountain States Employers Council, June 29, 2016
Forecast June 2016
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,...
Economic Outlook Presentation June 2016
Economic Outlook for the U.S. and Colorado
Consistent with the later stages of economic expansion, growth has slowed for the U.S. and Colorado economies.
Consumer Price Index - June 2016 Forecast
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - June 2016 Forecast
State of Colorado Legislative Council: Responsibilities and Procedures (2016)
Quick Facts About the Legislative Council
- The 18-member Legislative Council is comprised of nine Senators and nine Representatives, including the six members of the Executive Committee.
- The Legislative Council elects a chair and vice-chair annually.
- A quorum of the ...