Colorado’s Budget in Brief

If you’re confused or overwhelmed by the enormous state budget, or just need a quick, simple answer to a budget question, Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) publishes a Budget in Brief booklet each year that is a fast, easy-to-understand summary of the state budget.  The Budget in Brief accompanies the annual Appropriations Report, the much lengthier document issued by the JBC each July.  These two companion publications examine the monies appropriated to Colorado state agencies.  Here in our library we have the Appropriations Report online back to the 1976/77 budget; all issues, from the brand-new 2017/18 edition all the way back to 1962/63, can be checked out in print.  The Budget in Brief is available online and in print back to 1993/94.