About

Colorado Budget Process: In Colorado, the Governor's Office initiates the annual budget process through its submission of the Governor’s November 1 executive budget request to the Joint Budget Committee of the General AssemblyThe November 1 executive request seeks funding for the upcoming fiscal year which begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. The Governor's final Budget Request, including proposed legislation, is presented to the full General Assembly in the State of the State message in January.

The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) is the permanent fiscal and budget review agency that proposes the annual appropriations bill, known as the Long Bill.  The Long Bill is ultimately approved by the General Assembly during the legislative session and the  authorization for spending (“appropriations”) rests with the General Assembly.

The process above occurs for each fiscal year. Therefore, different stages of the process for adjacent fiscal years overlap. For example, the General Assembly passes supplementals for the current year at the same time they are working to set the Long Bill for the next fiscal year.

What We Do

The primary role of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) is to provide the Governor with timely and complete information and recommendations so he can make sound public policy and budget decisions.

This role is carried out through eight core functions:
  • Developing reliable revenue estimates;
  • Developing a defensible budget within revenue constraints;
  • Developing proposals for new legislation;
  • Tracking legislation and monitoring the legislative budget process;
  • Advocating for the Governor's priorities and addressing issues of concern;
  • Monitoring budget implementation, anticipating issues, and developing solutions;
  • Providing accurate and concise public information; and
  • Provide a more efficient, effective, and elegant delivery of goods and services through Strategic and Performance Planning.


Staff Assignments

OSPB Administration
Name/Email
Position
Phone
Director
303-866-3317
Deputy Director
303-866-3024
Executive Assistant
303-866-3317


OSPB Economists
Name/E-mail
Position
Phone
Jason Schrock Chief Economist 
303-866-3174
Mark Evers     Economist 303-866-2765
Luke Teater Economist
303-866-2628


OSPB Management and Budget Analysts
Department
Analyst/Email
Phone
Agriculture Rebecca Dial 303-866-2986
303-866-6329 
Capital Construction
303-866-2972
Colorado Economy 303-866-3174


303-866-2765
Luke Teater 303-866-2628
Commission on Family Medicine Bettina Schneider
303-866-2982
Common Policies
303-866-3866
Corrections
Rebecca Dial
303-866-2986
Education K-12 Melodie Beck 303-866-2263
General Fund Issues  Jason Schrock
303-866-3174


Governor's Offices Andrea Day
303-866-4997
Health Care Policy & Financing Bettina Schneider 303-866-2982
Higher Education (CCHE) Alexis Senger
303-866-2999
Historical Society Alexis Senger
303-866-2999
Human Services
303-866-2067
Executive Director's Office , Office of Long Term Care (Aging & Adult Services, Regional Centers, Veterans Nursing Homes); Office of Administrative Solutions; and Office of Behavioral Health (Community Behavioral Health and Mental Health Institute)

Human Services
303-866-4205
Office of Children Youth and Families, Office of Economic Security; Child Welfare and Youth Corrections; Office of Early Childhood (Early Care & Learning (including Part C), Community & Family Support)

Judicial (Incl. Alternate Defense) Rebecca Massey
303-866-6329
Labor & Employment Rebecca Massey
303-866-6329
Rebecca Massey
303-866-6329 
303-866-6329
Local Affairs
Cassie Rutter
303-866-3866
Military and Veterans Affairs Cassie Rutter
303-866-3866
Nate Pearson 303-866-2972 
Office of Information Technology Andrea Day
720-291-1393
Performance ManagementAnnie Kitch303-866-2979

Justine Hasson
303-866-4267
Personnel and Administration
303-866-3866
Public Health & Environment Rebecca Dial
303-866-2986
Nate Pearson
303-866-2972
Regulatory Agencies
303-866-3866
Research for Economic Publications Luke Teater
303-866-2628
Results First Jessica Corvinus 303-866-3612
Tiffany Madrid 303-866-3696
Revenue
303-866-2067 
Revenue Forecasting Jason Schrock
303-866-3174
Secretary of State
Rebecca Massey
303-866-6329
Statewide Budget Issues / Projects
303-866-2999
Tax Issues Jason Schrock
303-866-3174
Erick Scheminske
303-866-3024
Tobacco Issues Rebecca Dial 303-866-2986
Transfers and Overexpenditures
303-866-2263
Transportation Nate Pearson 303-866-2972
Rebecca Massey
303-866-6329