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Budget & Taxes


Each year state decision-makers are tasked with balancing constitutional, statutory, and federal requirements with a host of other considerations, such as competing policy priorities, caseload growth, and the health of the state’s economy to create a budget.  Although the budget is funded with a variety of revenue sources, state taxes provide a significant portion of the revenue Colorado uses to fund its operations.

Popular publications related to the state budget and tax policy include:

State Budget
Capital Construction
School Finance
For information on school finance in Colorado, visit the School Finance page.
Transportation Finance
Tax Policy

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