Fiscal Year Budget Requests
Each Department of the State of Colorado submits yearly requests to the Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) in late summer and early fall. OSPB staff review the department's budget request and instructs them on changes. The Department then submits a revised budget request to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC). Soon after, the Department has hearings with the JBC concerning their budget request. After these hearings with all the State Departments, the JBC will write the annual appropriations bill, more commonly known as the Long Bill, for funding of the Colorado Government.