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ERIC Number: ED539112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 81
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Children's Budget 2010
Colorado Children's Campaign
The "Children's Budget 2010" is intended to be a resource guide for policymakers and advocates who are interested in better understanding how Colorado funds children's programs and services. It attempts to clarify often confusing budget information and describe where the state's investment trends are and where those trends will lead the state if funding decisions remain unchanged. Colorado's child population has grown substantially since 2000 and the number of children living in poverty has more than doubled. This document, however, does not address population growth, identify gaps in services or evaluate the effectiveness of programs. While these are critical components of investment decisions, disentangling the various parts requires a separate and more extensive analysis. What is immediately clear from this report is that Colorado has experienced a decade of economic turmoil. The 21st century began with a recession in 2001 and ended with another in 2008. Declining revenues combined with unique state fiscal policies left lawmakers with tough choices and few options for addressing growing demand and need. This report details appropriations (state and federal) to a number of critical programs and services affecting Colorado's children. Appended are: (1) Summary of Annual Growth Rates for Selected Programs; (2) Selected Divisions and Programs: FY 2000-01 General Fund Appropriations base inflated for CPI plus population; and (3) Referendum C Spending by Designated Area (thousands of dollars). A budget glossary is included. Individual section contains charts, tables and footnotes.
Colorado Children's Campaign. 1580 Lincoln Street Suite 420, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-839-1580; Fax: 303-839-1354; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation; Colorado Trust; Women's Foundation of Colorado
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign
Identifiers - Location: Colorado