Colorado by the Numbers: Government,
including finance, taxation and employment
- Almanac of Politics and Government
has "ten sections, including: a political calendar; political documents; information
on world governments; the U.S. legislative, executive, and judicial branches;
U.S. state and local government; U.S. political parties; economics and the
U.S. federal budget; and U.S. and world political history."
- Assessing the New
Federalism State Database provided by the Urban Institute. "This database
includes information on the fifty states and the District of Columbia in areas
including income security, health, child well-being, demographic, fiscal and
political conditions, and social services." Includes information on immigrants,
educational achievement, utilization of social services, and other topics.
After selecting a broad subject area, the user can select from a list of data
available in that subject area. Many data sets include multiple years of data.
Includes documentation on the sources of the data and a link to download the
data set. Data are also available for onscreen viewing.
- Colorado Economic
and Demographic Information System (CEDIS) provides information on the
taxbase of the state, cities, regions, and counties. Although data varies
by geography, the database includes total taxable assessed value, mill levy,
state sales tax paid, sales tax rate, and retail sales for the years 1985
to the most recent year.
- County and Municipal
Financial Compendium The Division of Local Government provides Adobe Acrobat
versions of its annual compendia of local government finances from 1996 to
the most recent year. The publications are available as three separate files
for each year: counties, municipalities, and totals. "Under general government
activities the [publications] include all the typical revenue sources
used to support the expenditure functions of general government, public safety,
public works, health, culture & recreation, public welfare, plus capital
outlay and debt service associated with these functions. Enterprise activities
are operated as self-sufficient operations, not relying on taxing powers.
These activities include water, sewer, gas, electric, transportation facilities,
airports, hospitals and nursing homes, zoos, auditoriums, arenas, and stadiums.
Intragovernmental service funds are also treated as enterprises." The site
includes descriptions of data included in the reports. The publications also
contain data on debt, assessed value, retail sails, state sales tax paid,
current assets and liabilities, mill levy and sales tax rates. In addition,
the reports contain non-financial data, such as population, vehicle registrations,
and miles of road.
- Interactive retrieval data in the County and Municipal Financial Compendium
is available from the Colorado
Economic and Demographic Information System (CEDIS) Choose county
or city financials to access the data online. CEDIS provides county and
city level financial data (as described above) from 1985 to the present.
Department of Revenue provides recent copies of its annual reports and
Colorado Retail Sales and Sales Tax Summaries online in .pdf format. The annual
reports provide information on tax collections by source (sales, use, and
excise, income, estate and inheritance, severance, local , licenses, and permits,
regulatory and business), state and local revenue collections, administrative
expenditures, gross and net collections and administrative costs by fund and
tax sources. In addition, the statistical appendices contain tables and graphs
on revenues derived from the sale of alcoholic beverages, liquor licences
in force by type, licenses issues by county, cigarette tax collections, personal
and business income tax collections, donations by income tax checkoffs, revenues
from limited stakes gaming and lottery, mileage and fuel taxes, motor vehicle
taxes, racing events, sales and use, and severance taxes.
- Consolidated Federal Funds Report--The Report (CFFR) covers all states,
the District of Columbia, and US Outlying Areas. These data cover Federal
expenditures or obligations for the following categories: grants, salaries
and wages, procurement contracts, direct payments for individuals, other direct
payments, direct loans, guaranteed or insured loans, and insurance. Dollar
amounts reported represent either actual expenditures or obligations.
- Consolidated Federal
Funds Report Query System 1993-most recent year provide detailed data
at the state, county, municipality, or county subdivision level. Includes
detailed funding by program. Data are available from download from the
main menu of the
CFFR. A description of the program, data sources, and methodology is available
from the annual reports. To locate the reports online, choose a year from
the main menu.
The results page contains a link to the annual CFFR publication in Adobe
Systems of State and Local Governments The results of the 1997 Census
of Governments and the 1998 Annual Survey of State and Local Employee-Retirement
Systems. The page includes data for 1997 and 1998 presented in five tables:
National summary of the finances for all state and local government employee-retirement
systems; Revenues; Expenditures of state and local government systems; Cash
and investment holdings of the same systems; and Membership information by
state and level of government.
- Federal Government Budget Obligations, FY 2000:
Colorado an agency and program overview of actual obligations for fiscal
year 1998 and estimated data for 1999 and 2000.
Government Statistics, Including Expenditures
Government Statistics, Including Expenditures and Revenue
- State Government Employment
and Payroll Data Census Bureau data from 1992 to most recent year. "The
state government employment and payroll data contain summary information on
numbers of employees and gross payrolls by governmental function .... Employment
and gross payroll data pertain to the month of March (month of October for
years through 1995). Gross payrolls are 31-day monthly equivalent values and
are in whole dollars. The state government data are not subject to sampling."
Government functions include: financial administration, central administration,
judicial and legal, police protection, fire protection, corrections, streets
and highways, airports, public welfare, health, hospitals, parks and recreation,
public utilities, and others. Similar data are available for State
and Local Government Employment and Payroll Estimates and Local
Government Employment and Payroll.
Government Finances, 1992-1997 1997 figures added September 8, 1998. State
Government Finance Data by State contains information on revenues, expenditures,
indebtedness and cash/securities of Colorado. Expenditures includes total,
percent, and per capita expenditures on education, public welfare, health,
hospitals, highways, police, corrections, natural resources, and parks and
- State Government
Tax Collections (US Census Bureau) "The State Government Tax Collections
(STC) provides a summary of taxes collected by state for up to 25 tax categories.
These tables and data files present the details on tax collections by type
of tax imposed and collected by state governments." The site provides summaries
for the US and individual states and ranking tables (in Excel spreadsheet
format) for per capita state tax collections. The following Colorado tables
have been taken from this site:
of State Budget and Planning online publications
including: Budget in Brief, Budget Bulletin and
Colorado Economic Perspective for additional information on
General Fund revenues and expenditures, including information on the
Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) amendment.
See Federation of Tax Administrators' State
Tax Rates and Structure page for state tax rates:
personal and corporate income taxes, sales taxes, excise taxes, state
and local tax burdens.
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