ALL EXECUTIVE BRANCH DEPARTMENT BUDGETS NOW POSTED ON GOVERNOR’S WEBSITE

For the first time in Colorado state government history, all of the
executive branch budget requests are now posted on the Governor’s
Office of State Planning and Budgeting website, making the budget
process more open to the general public.

This, along with the State Taxpayer Accountability Report, released in
June with State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, ushers in a new era of
transparency and convenience for Colorado taxpayers, said Todd
Saliman, Gov. Bill Ritter’s budget director.

“We are doing everything possible to bring greater fiscal transparency
to state government,” Gov. Ritter said. “We believe taxpayers have a
right to know how we spend taxpayer dollars. My FY08-09 budget
recommendations address high-priority needs in public safety,
education, child services, health care, energy and natural resources,
and it is in the best interest of the taxpayers to see how we propose
to make those investments.”

The FY08-09 budget requests are available for viewing or download by
clicking here.

For access to additional information, visit www.colorado.gov/governor/ospb

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